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.
(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.