Men’s soccer beat Skidmore 3-2 in Liberty League

Isabel Yee, Columnist

On Friday, September 21 the Men’s Soccer Team had their Liberty League opener against Skidmore College.

Both Skidmore and Union failed to score in the first 30 minutes of the game on Friday night. It was not until 32 minute mark that Danny Cannon ’21 and Salvador Lopez Jr. ’20 had possession of the ball and passed it over the Jeremy Conn ’20.

Conn was able to get the ball past Skidmore goalie, Sebastian Bosch ’20, to give Union a one point lead. Skidmore was quick to respond as five minutes later, Skidmore’s Ted Roach ’20 tied the game 1-1. The Thoroughbreds scored again three minutes later to get the lead. It was a 2-1 game going into half-time.

Starting for Union in the second half was Yasin Dombayci ’20, Poom Mera ’21, Conn, Lopez, Harrison Wenzel ’20, Amal Amchtal ’21, Jonas Lobe ’21, Conor Willsie ’21, Trevor Krupp ’21, Christian Rufo ’23 and Ryan Postlethwait ’23.

Mera received a pass from Lopez and netted it into the goal to tie the game 2-2. The Dutchmen and the Thoroughbreds battled it out for the next 30 minutes of play, but it was the Dutchmen who would end up scoring again.

Evan Farr ’23 scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute of play with an assist from Conn. The men won the game with a score of 3-2 and now have an 8-0 record and start conference play at 1-0.

The soccer team’s 8-0 record ties the 2007 team for the longest winning streak to start the season in school history.

Highlights of this game include Skidmore outshooting Union 24-12 and Krupp stopping five shots. Furthermore, Lopez is two assists away from tying the school record of 11 set by George Garivaltis ’78 in the 1975 season.

The Dutchmen are set to return to action on Saturday, September 28 at College Park Field against Liberty League rival Vassar College. The game is slated for 2 p.m.