The Drew University men’s and women’s soccer teams went 0-2 and 1-1, respectively, in the past week of play. The men’s side has an overall season record of 4-8-2 and a Landmark Conference record of 0-3-1 while the women’s overall record is currently 6-8 while their conference record stands at 2-3.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the men were edged 1-0 by Haverford, ranked fifth in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Division III Mid-Atlantic Region poll, despite outshooting them 12-6. Each team managed only one shot each in the first half, but the Rangers came out on offense early in the second period, except Nate Race’s (’21) shot just three minutes into the half was stopped. Haverford responded with the only goal of the game less than five minutes later. Drew outshot their opponents 8-0 for the rest of the game. Cole Bosch (’21) hit a shot off the frame of the goal and Patrick Catillo (’23) took a strike that was cleared away by a defender. In goal, Jake Marlowe (’21) made a pair of saves for Drew.
Four days later, the Rangers fell short 2-1 against Moravian in a Landmark Conference contest. Drew took advantage of a Moravian side that was playing down due to a red card when Aidan Cserhat (’20) headed in a cross from Matt Asante (’20) to go up 1-0 in minute 73. Cserhat’s tally marked his career goal 45, a Landmark Conference record which he posted in less than three years after transferring to Drew. With less than two minutes left of play, the Greyhounds took the game with a pair of goals just 38 seconds apart. Both teams took 13 shots each but the Greyhounds held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Jason Amado (’20) made four stops in goal.
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The women’s squad posted a 1-0 conference victory over Moravian on Saturday, Oct. 19. After a scoreless first half with just five total shots, the Rangers were awarded a penalty kick five minutes into the second period. Sydney Ziemba (’20) converted to put Drew on top. Moravian held a 9-4 advantage in shots, but Angela Accetturo (’23) made a pair of saves to earn her first collegiate shutout and Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Rangers were defeated by Scranton with a score of 3-0. Drew’s best chance came in the opening minutes when Sarah Racine’s (’21) shot was caught. The Rangers held off their opponents for nearly 20 minutes, but the Royals broke through on their fourth shot of the game to take the 1-0 lead. In the second half, Scranton added a pair of goals within two minutes of each other to widen their margin. The Rangers were outshot 14-3, but Accetturo made six saves, including four over the final 38 minutes.
Next up for the Rangers soccer teams are a Landmark Conference matchup against Juniata on Saturday, Oct. 26. The men are set to play at 1 p.m. before the women kick off at 4 p.m both for their respective senior days.