Men’s Soccer Rights Ship to Avoid Early-Season Skid

Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor

After getting shut out 2-0 this past weekend to Manhattanville, the NYU men’s soccer team trekked uptown to Randall’s Island to play against the City College of New York looking to get back on track. They took the game 3-1 to improve to a winning record on the season.

The CCNY came off a crushing 7-0 loss to Montclair State University, but their hunger for redemption was overtaken by NYU’s skill.

Junior midfielder Tristan Medios-Simon opened the scoring with an assist coming from senior midfielder and team co-captain Petter Aasa. Aasa would later double the team’s lead at the halfway mark.

Freshman forward Drew Enyedi was pleased with how things panned out as he scored his first ever goal for the Violets to cap the score at three in the second half.

“We had a good win today,” Enyedi said. “It was important to get back to winning after our loss to Manhattanville. I was also really happy to get my first goal for the team. We’re improving as a team and should have a good season.”

Though the CCNY would close the gap slightly, bringing things to 3-1, the Violets triumphed over the Beavers and came out on top. Sophomore defender Niko Patrk was pleased with the team effort in what was a crucial momentum game for the team.

“This was a must-win game for us,” Patrk said. “It may not have been the prettiest win, but we ultimately got the job done. Our team is really coming together, and we have a lot of confidence going forward.”

Fellow senior co-captain and midfielder Bryan Walsh was impressed with the strong team effort.

“It was great to see a lot of younger players on the field against a tough opponent,” Walsh said. “Every player on the team has a crucial role for our success, and we saw some great stuff out of the new guys today.”
The team will continue the season against Hunter College on Sept. 10 at 12 p.m.  

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