The Rangers took their 3-0 record on the road last weekend to the Brick City Challenge hosted by Rutgers-Newark. The Drew scoring machine was finally stopped as the Elmhurst College Blue Jays played the Rangers to a 0-0 tie. But Drew would not stay scoreless for long, as they put themselves back in the win column with a 3-2 victory over the Whitman College Blues to finish off the invitational. Aiden Cserhat (’20), Alexi Velazquez (’19) and Andy Imoh (’20) all found the back of the net in that game and goalkeeper Jason Adamo (’20) played well enough to notch his 4th victory of the season. Despite only winning one of their two games at the Brick City Challenge, Drew was represented well on the all-tournament team with Andy Imoh, Niko Cserhat (’19) and Marlon Rodriguez (’19) all selected for this honor.
On Wednesday, September, 13 Coach Lenny Armuth led the Rangers back onto the friendly pitch of Ranger Stadium to take on the Muhlenberg Mules. After a scoreless first-half, the Rangers would pile it on starting with a brilliant goal from outside the box off the foot of Max Correa (’19). The goals wouldn’t stop as Matt Asante (’20), Nate Race (’21), Alexi Velazquez (’19), and Aiden Cserhat (’20) would all add tallies of their own, with Cserhat tallying two. Goalie Jason Adamo (’20) got his 5th win of the season along with his 2nd shutout.
The Rangers were off to a strong start in their game against Muhlenberg on Wednesday night. However, there may be some early cause for concern. Imoh, who ranks second on the team in goals scored with 5 and first in assists with 5 as well, landed awkwardly on his shoulder in the second half of the game. He stayed in after the injury, but was noticeably hurt and came out before the conclusion of the contest. With the injury to Imoh, could we see one of the freshman shine or will one of the veterans come up big for Coach Lenny Armuth? A. Cserhat is already leading the team in goals and might be in line to become the centerpiece of the Rangers offensive attack.
What to Watch For: Update
Last edition I talked about the possible goalie battle between Adamo and Stephan Lukianov (’20) however this seems to be overblown. Adamo looks to be entrenched as the starter after playing the entirety of the Brick City Classic and the Muhlenberg game. However, I’m being very careful not to call what seems to be Adamo’s victory, a victory. I believe that the real winner here is the defense which has limited the shots on goal this season to miniscule levels. Through his last 3 games Adamo has saved 86% of the shots taken against him which seems high until it’s revealed that he has only faced 15 shots. There is no goalie battle here because, so far, the Drew defense has limited the action their goalies see.