Yesterday, the men’s soccer team traveled to Colgate for a Battle of New York teams in Hamilton. The Red returned victorious late last night, downing the Red Raiders 3-1.
Senior Adam Skumawitz continued his recent hot streak, notching two goals, and helping the Red to its current 4-2 record, including a 1-0 mark in league play.
Senior Rick Stimpson began the night with an unassisted goal at 18:29 in the first half, chipping the ball over a Colgate defender in the box and slamming it into the goal.
At 22:28, Colgate’s Brian McDermott evened the score at one, scoring on a pass from Conor Harrison. That was the only goal sophomore Doug Allan allowed in his fourth victory in net.
Allan, who started the game, made six saves on the night. Sophomore keeper Andrew Gordon saw his first action of the year, subbing in for Allan at 72:54. He made one save in his seven minutes. Colgate keeper Will Martin had five saves on the night.
The second half belonged to the Red, and in particular, Skumawitz. He first took a cross from senior David Briefel for a goal at 70:42. Then, four minutes later, Stimpson hit Skumawitz for the fourth and final goal of the match.
Skumawitz notched two goals in the previous homecoming game against Penn, giving him eight points in the past two games. This is a record under current head coach Bryan Scales. His scintillating play has not gone unnoticed; Skumawitz was named Ivy League Player of the Week for this week.
The Big Red booters return to action on Saturday, taking on the Yale Bulldogs at Berman Field at 7:00 PM.
Archived article by Tom McNulty