Men's Soccer Stumbles in Conference Play

October 19, 2018

The Rangers entered this week coming off a rare three game losing streak and looking to keep their Landmark Conference playoffs hopes alive. Head Coach Lenny Armuth looked to rally his team as they faced Conference opponent, Moravian, at home in a crucial meeting of Landmark heavyweights. The Rangers would put on a show in front of the home crowd, as they went on to destroy the visiting Greyhounds, shutting them out 4-0. The Rangers struck early in this one, with Christian Carbini (‘21) finding the back of the net off an assist by offensive stalwart Andy Imoh (‘20). Ian Sawicki (‘20) and Derrick Lobo (‘21) would also find the back of the net, as well as Imoh again as the Rangers trounced the Greyhounds. The Drew defense returned to its lock-down ways as they only allowed one shot all night to the Moravian attack. This was the first conference loss for the Greyhounds, and threatened their top spot in conference rankings.


However, the Rangers were not out of the Forest yet, as they had another conference test on Wednesday against the University of Scranton. This time on the road, and fighting to secure a playoff berth, the Rangers would fall short to the lowly Royals. The Rangers offense would actually outshoot Scranton in this one, but quantity does not always equal quality as Drew was shutout in this one, and lost 3-0. This is a real test for this Ranger team, which has dominated the Landmark Conference the past two years and won the Landmark Championships just last year. They now stand at 3-2 and in third place in the Landmark Conference standings and will round out their regular season conference play against both Juniata this Saturday and Susquehanna the week after. These games should provide the Rangers with a chance to rediscover their mojo as Susquehanna and Juniata are bottom feeders that have won only one Conference game combined. However, the Rangers look to be vulnerable as we head towards playoff season and the dynasty that was said to have started last year may have only been a flash in the pan.



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