By David Otero
After finishing the 2009 season with a 12-5-2 record and winning the East Coast Conference Championship Tournament, it was only fitting that the C. W. Post Men’s soccer team is ranked number one in the ECC preseason poll.
Returning All-Conference players, junior midfielder David Carlsson, and sophomore back Leron Haywood, look for continued success this season under tutelage of their coach Andreas Lindberg who was named Coach of the Year last season.
In the first game of the year, C. W. Post squared off on the road against Franklin Pierce, and lost 6-2. A game in which the score was tied at the time of the half, but four unanswered goals caused an upset for the Pioneers in the end.
In their next game, the men’s soccer team faced Southern New Hampshire University. William Lindberg scored the lone goal, but it wasn’t enough as Post came out with yet another loss, this time the score being 3-1.
The Pioneers played their home opener against undefeated Bentley University. David Carlsson scored the first goal to give Post a lead. Later, senior Rumen Kerekov notched another goal, which proved to be the final score of the game giving Post their first victory of the season and first collegiate win for freshman goalkeeper Marco Jorgensen.
The men finished the weekend on the road against Merrimack College. They got off to another quick start with a goal from Carlsson, but Merrimack College had too much firepower and took control of the game with the final score ending at 5-2.
After the first two weeks of the season the Pioneers hold a 1-4 record with their next game coming on September 18th at Millersville University (2-1) where they will look for their first win on the road.