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    Men’s Soccer Takes Streak to Four Games

    After starting season 0-2, the Seawolves have bounced back with four straight wins, two coming this week over Adelphi and Niagara. ‘I always knew we had a good team,’ head coach Cesar Markovic said.

    Seawolves Win 2-0 Over Adelphi

    In their third straight win on Thursday, the Seawolves shut out Adelphi 2-0.

    Although the team managed only three shots on goal, they made the most of their opportunities. Adelphi managed four shots against a strong Seawolf defense.

    Dawid Ditrich, the 6’7′ Polish goaltender, picked up his first shutout of the season. He made four saves.

    Petar Rakovic, a red-shirt sophomore from Serbia, scored the games first goal in the 14th minute off of a free kick. It was his first goal as a Seawolf.

    Mahamadou Simpara added the second goal in the 80th minute when he redirected a free kick by Michael Palacio into the net with his head. It was Simpara’s second goal of the season. His .667 shooting percentage leads the team. The two goals he’s scored this season match his total from last season, in which he played 19 games. For Palacio, the assist was his team leading fourth on the year.

    SB Defends Home With 2-1 Win Over Niagara

    With Senior Michael Palacio’s blast at the 8:58 mark, the stands erupted and the Seawolves found themselves with and early 1-0 lead. ‘The game seemed so simple at first,’ coach Cesar Markovic said, ‘but then things got complicated.’

    Things would get dicey for the Seawolves right before the end of the first half, when Mathew Durand (Niagara) booted in a loose ball of a corner kick. The goal came in the final minutes of the half, a surprising goal that tied the game at 1-1.

    Late in the second half, the Seawolves would find another goal, this time by Mihailo Pavlisin at the 68:46 mark, his first of the season. Teammates immediately rushed over to him after his unassisted rip to the top corner of the net.

    The Seawolves had several other chances throughout the game, many that were narrowly turned aside by Niagara goaltender John Fiutowski. Late in the first half Palacio would try for his second goal with a drive to the top center of the net, tipped away by Fiutowskis outstretched hands. Niagara almost scored on its own goal in the 23rd minute when a Niagara defender headed a ball toward an open part of his own net, luckily missing when it sailed over the post.

    The Seawolves (4-2) are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 22 against Towson on the road. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM.

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