Friday, September 7, 2018

Men's Soccer - Warriors Late rally falls short at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Carnegie Mellon University used two second-half goals to withstand a rally from the 20th-ranked Lycoming College men’s soccer team, posting a 2-1 win, on Friday night, Sept. 7, at the Carnegie Mellon University Soccer Field.

The Warriors (2-1-1 overall), who took five shots in the game, started to push pace and that led to a penalty kick opportunity in the 87th minute. Sophomore Alex Henry (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) drained the opportunity to make it a one-goal game.

The Warriors continued to play at a frenetic pace after the penalty kick score, and with the Tartans (2-0-1 overall) trying to play keep away, the opportunistic offense was able to get a free kick just outside the goal box thanks to a yellow card issued to a Tartan with 24 seconds left. Sophomore Josh Cruz (Laurel, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) delivered a strike, but Tartan keeper Alec Lam got his fingertips on it to push it wide before the ball was cleared away.

Anthony Gulli factored in both goals for the Tartans, assisting on the first in the 52nd minute, crossing the ball in before Zack Masciopinto found the left corner. Gulli scored the other in the 56th minute.

The Tartans took eight shots in the game against Lycoming senior keeper Chris Solecki (Hainesport, N.J./Lenape), who allowed his first two goals of the season in the game. Lam stopped four shots in net to earn the win.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when they head to defending Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference champs Medaille for a 4 p.m. start. 

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