No. 25 men’s soccer greens Springfield for fourth straight win
HOBOKEN, NJ (September 11, 2022) – second graders Luca Campbell pounced on a loose ball and drove it into back net in the 81st minute to send the No. 25 Stevens Institute of Technology men’s football 1-0 to Springfield College in a non-conference game at the DeBaun Athletic Complex on Sunday .
second grader Emerico Vespucci started the winning game by driving a left footed shot from just over the top of the 18-yard box. Springfield’s Clayton Knibbs dived slightly to the left and pushed aside the attempted count. As the ball trickled through the six yard box, Campbell, running unmarked across the box, deftly touched the ball into the right side of the goal for his third goal of the year. Campbell’s tally was his third of the year and his second in as many games. Vespucci was credited with an assist.
The win marked the fourth straight win for the Ducks, who improved to 4-0-1.
Knibbs made nine saves for Springfield, which fell to 1-2-1. Stevens has won the last four meetings between the programs.
Goalkeeper in the first year Anthony Troyan made his collegiate debut, stopping five shots to earn both the win and his first clean sheet of his career.
On a muggy night in Hoboken, the teams battled for position throughout the game. Springfield ended the first 45 minutes with an 8-5 advantage in shots, but Stevens turned around in the second half and passed the Pride 11-4.
Trojan was tested at the beginning of the game. Springfield’s Koul Majok sent a skillful header down the frame in the 11th minute that the Colonia, New Jersey native snapped out of the air. Two minutes later, Trojan repelled another Majok attempt to level the score.
Before the game, both teams held a moment of quiet remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
The Ducks defensive group turned over their third clean sheet of the season. The Ducks have conceded just two goals in their first five games and lead the conference with an average of .40 goals per game.
In the numbers
- Springfield finished the game with a 6-3 lead on corners, including a 3-1 lead in the second half.
- The teams combined for 16 fouls and one card.
- First year Stephen Moreira made his college debut while juniors Jack Seitz and Adam Cohensecond grader Terry Thompsonand Ryan O’Byrne and first graders Joseph Pinho all made their first career starts.
- PhD student Dylan InguardiCampbell and sophomore Adam Berrocal got their first starts of the season.
- Current head coach Dale Jordan was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield from 2007-2009 while earning his Masters in Sports Management and Coaching.
From the sidelines – head coach Dale Jordan
- “A hard fought battle against a well organized and well trained Springfield side. It’s a tough side to play against – credit to their head coach for how well they are set up.”
- “I’m looking forward to an entertaining local derby on Tuesday evening.”
- On September 13, Men’s Soccer takes on local rivals NYU across the Hudson River.
- The Violets have won three of their last four meetings between programs.
- Links for live stats and videos for both competitions are available at StevensDucks.com.
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