Men’s and women’s soccer kick off their seasons

DSC_4099The Seton Hill Women’s Soccer team is off to a good start this year. After coming off a losing season of 6-11-1, they are currently at 3-2-1 (wins-losses-ties). Their first two games were both wins defeating The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a score of 3-1 and then Clarion University 3-0. Their next two games were both losses against Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a final of 1-2 and Lake Erie College 1-3. The recent back-to-back road games ended with a no score tie against Bloomsburg University and a 1-0 win against Lock Haven University. The leading scorers for the women are freshman forward Megan Warman and junior midfielder Breanna Novosel both tied with two goals each.

“We have a great team that’s like a family. As long as we continue to play well, we will have a good season,” said Novosel.

The Griffins women’s soccer team’s next game is against Edinboro University on September 24.

The Seton Hill Men’s Soccer team is coming off a winning season of 10-7-1 after getting shutout in the first round of the PSAC tournament last year. So far they are off to a good start with the same record as the women’s team with three wins, two losses and one tie. The Griffins first game finished in a one-all draw against Georgian Court University. Their next two were both shut out matches against Chestnut Hill College, with a score of 2-0, as well as Wheeling Jesuit University with a 1-0 final. The Griffins included a third straight win against Salem International University with a final score of 2-1. The back-to-back road games were not so good for the Griffins, losing both games, 0-3 against Bloomsburg University and 1-2 against Lock Haven University.

“Personally I think the back to back matches put the student-athletes at risk for injury. It’s always a tough weekend for all the teams. We try to train light in our preparation a few days before these games. While we are in the heat of the weekend we keep them rested, hydrated and well fed,” said head coach Dan McCarty.

Graduate Student Bovey Masiole (forward) is the leading scorer for the men with three goals, followed by Ben Alport, Joe Tchimou, and Rory McKinnon all tied with one goal each.

“We have talented freshman who have made an immediate impact on the team. With these new freshmen our Men’s soccer team has the goals of making it to the conference playoffs,” said senior defender Nick Cozad.

The Griffins men’s soccer team’s next game is September 23  against Alderson Broaddus University. Be sure to go out and support all your fellow Griffins!

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