Buffalo, NY - September 6th, 2014 - After playing in their home opener the night before, the D'Youville Men's Soccer Team took the field Saturday afternoon against Baruch College, losing by a score of 2-1.
Playing strong defense and netting the first goal of the season for the men's soccer team was junior captain, Nick Johnson (North Tonawanda, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield). The assist on Johnson's goal went to sophomore Patrick Mann (Rochester, NY/Brighton).
Freshman goalkeeper Callum Christie (Hamilton, Ontario/Dallastown) made 9 saves on 11 shots against the Bearcats. Christie played all 90 minutes in goal for the team.
Moving forward, Head Coach Brendan Murphy wants to enforce the importance of the gameplan. "Hopefully the guys will see the success we were able to have in the first half when we executed our gameplan the way it was drawn up," said Murphy.
"That was a very good team that was in the NCAA Tournament the least 2 years. They are very well coached, and we created chances on them using the system we tried to play." Baruch College entered the game with a record of 1-1.
"I'm very proud of the guys," Coach Murphy continued. "I hope we can carry this momentum into the rest of the season."
The next game for the D'Youville Men's Soccer Team is at home on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00pm against Westminster College.