By: David Otero
The C.W. Post men’s soccer team has hit stride, winning three in a row including two within their conference.
In their first game last week, the Pioneers beat St. Anselm 1-0 in a tightly contested game the entire way. The only scoring came from freshman back Joakim Ohlson in the 83rd minute. The defense was stellar and freshman goalie Marco Jorgenson recorded a shutout in the win.
On Saturday, the Post had an extremely important in-conference game versus the University of Bridgeport. The Pioneers got off to a fast start when forward William Lindberg struck the back of the net in only the third minute of play. However a few minutes later Bridgeport answered back with a goal by forward Patric Brundin.
After defense dominated the end of the first half, early in the second Lindberg notched his second goal of the game, and his third for the season. Post allowed Bridgeport back in the game when Brundin scored via penalty kick with just over 30 minutes to play and the game tied at two.
The Pioneers would take the lead for good with a goal by ECC Rookie of the Week, Joakim Ohlson, who has scored goals in each of his last four games helping propel the Pioneers during their winning streak.
Bridgeport threatened in the closing seconds but the defense and goal keeper Ed Shone stepped up by not allowing a goal to tie.
This was a big win for the Pioneers whose record now stands at 4-4-1, and 2-0 in the East Coast Conference. The Pioneers next game is Saturday at home versus in-conference rival Dowling College, 5-1-2 (3-0).
By: David Otero