Men’s Soccer Defeated By Quinnipiac

Soccer Teams Falter in Postseason Play

The University's men's soccer team tied the No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the 2013 MAAC Championship Game, but eventually lost 4-3 on a penalty kick shoot-out.

The Hawks began their post season journey with a game against Manhattan which also ended in a 0-0 tie, but MU advanced after winning the PK's, 3-0.

The loss against the Bobcats marked an end to the men's season cementing their 2013 record at 8-6-6. For their diligent work in tournament play, senior Joseph Schmid, junior Matt Jeffery, and sophomore David Acuna Camacho were named to the All-MAAC Championship Team.

The Hawks had various moments to score in the game against Quinnipiac, with one of the best opportunities coming in the 80th minute of play. Junior defender Derek Luke took a shot from 20 yards out but Bobcat Borja Angoitia, the MAAC Championship MVP, was there to make the save.

With a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation, the game was sent into a PK shoot-out.

Angoitia took the first shot for the Bobcats and beat MU's freshman goalie Eric Klenofsky giving Quinnipiac an early advantage. The first Hawk to face Angoitia was sophomore forward Tomas Penfold who sent the ball high over the net. The second round began with QU's Simon Hinde scoring against Klenofsky. Camacho answered with a goal of his own bringing the score to 2-1 at the end of the second round.

Bobcat Brandon Strain-Goode connected with the crossbar while MU's Schmid found the net, tying the score 2-2 in the third round. QU's Tobias Esche scored and so did Luke in the fourth round of play keeping the score at an even 3-3.

The final Bobcat, Simon Brossier, found the back of the net forcing MU's junior defender John Egan to make his PK in order to extend the shootout. Egan's shot was blocked by Angoitia finalizing Bobcat's victory. The win also earned QU a playoff berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The Bobcats outshot the Hawks, 16-9, but were only able to put three on net. The game marked Klenofsky's ninth shutout for the season.

With the 2013 season finished, MU will say goodbye to three seniors: forward Francois "Paco" Navarro, forward Jacob Rubinstein, and captain forward Joseph Schmid.