Carlow plays first-ever men’s soccer games

PITTSBURGH – The Carlow University men’s soccer team made history on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, 2016. The Celtics played the program’s first-ever games, against Bethel (Ind.) College and (9) Indiana Wesleyan, in the Point Park Tournament, at Highmark Stadium.

Carlow fell to Bethel, 6-0, and to IWU, 4-0.

The Celtics (0-2/0-0) came out fired up against Bethel (3-3) and though the Pilots were immediately on the attack, the Carlow defense stood strong. The match was scoreless until the 24th minute, when Bethel’s Ronaldo Fuentes tallied his first collegiate goal, assisted by Lukas Muszong.

The Celtics trailed 2-0 at halftime, after an unassisted goal was added by Lucas Moreira at 29:06.

Bethel scored its third goal in the 53rd minute, when Octavian Sayumwe converted the rebound off a free kick taken by Lucas Moreira. From there, the young Celtics, playing with just one substitute, lacked the depth to stick with the Pilots.

The remainder of the Bethel goals were scored by Danny Arreguin (59:52), Rene Collazos (81:49), and Jackson Didion (89:08). The Pilots outshot the Celtics, 18-4.

Carlow goalkeeper Cody Dovishaw (SR/Erie, PA) made five saves in his first collegiate appearance. Bethel goalkeeper Micah Mesward posted a shutout with three saves.

The Celtics made some adjustments before its match with Indiana Wesleyan, the ninth-ranked team in the NAIA. It took a half to settle in, and Carlow found itself down 3-0 at the break.

Brian Macias struck first, at 11:35, assisted by Jacob Singer and Glauber Oliveira. Samuel Conti scored the second goal in the 22nd minute, assisted by Tony Aegerter. Oliveira converted a penalty kick, at 41:06.

The Celtics played a solid second half, allowing just one unassisted goal, by Will McComb.

Kosi Agbevor (JR/Brooklyn, NY) was in goal for the Celtics, and made nine saves.

Carlow hosts Penn State New Kensington, in its first home contest, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7pm.

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