Road Setback for Men’s Soccer

Road Setback for Men’s Soccer

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The Susquehanna men's soccer team battled back from a 2-0 hole against Juniata to tie the game at two but the Eagles responded with back-to-back goals en route to a 4-2 win over the Crusaders.

Juniata (5-11-0, 2-4-0) led 2-0 after less than 22 minutes of play before SU (4-11-2, 0-6-0) scored two goals in less than five minutes, knotting the game at two with nearly an entire half to play. Unfortunately, the Eagles scored in the 53rd and 82nd minutes to go on to a 4-2 Landmark Conference victory.

Matt Roberts (Barrington, R.I./Barrington) led SU with five shots and netted the first of the Crusaders' two goals. Elias George (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) accounted for the team's second goal as he came off the bench to finish with three shots, all on goal.

Goalie Augusto Lima (Campinas, Brazil/Mercersburg Academy) played the first 45 minutes and surrendered two goals to go along with two saves. Justin Robertiello (Chester, N.J./Mendham) also gave up two goals and made four saves in his second half of play.

Juniata got the scoring started in just the ninth minute of the game when Dani Meyer-Arrivilla knocked a pass from Dylan Thompson into the left side of the goal. The scoring continued roughly 13 minutes later on a Nick Stone-Weiss goal at the 21:43 mark.

It remained 2-0 until late in the first half when Roberts cut the Eagles' lead in half with a goal in the 42nd minute.

Then, just 64 seconds into the second half, George scored the equalizer to make it a whole new game for the Crusaders.

The momentum was short-lived, unfortunately, when Meyer-Arrivilla scored his second goal of the afternoon to break the tie and make it a 3-2 Juniata lead with 37 minutes left in regulation.

SU had only four shots over the remainder of the second half and Juniata's Aaron Kulig added an insurance goal at the 81:11 mark to seal the win for his team.

Susquehanna returns home to host Catholic on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. The team's seniors will be honored prior to the start of the game.