Let the tough days continue for the men’s and women’s soccer programs; They both came up on the short end of the stick this weekend. The men lost 1-0 to Providence while the women lost 2-1 to Butler. [Men: 1-0 loss to Providence, Women: 2-1 loss to Butler]. It wasn’t ago when the men’s team kept turning in clean sheets as they were not only on a four-game winning streak, but were also shuting out their opponents in three of the four games.
Rafael Diaz continues to stand on his head, keeping his team in games, but there was a lack of offense all year for the Johnnies.
Dr. Dave Masur’s crew has only scored more than two goals four times this season. Outside of last night, the Red Storm haven’t had a comfortable victory all year and it begs the question: Are all of these close games wearing down the team? It would seem that it is on the offense, but not so much on the defense. Diaz continues to shine and Sepe leads the team with five goals.
Daniel Herrera, Cody Albrecht and Brandon Savino found the back of the net against La Salle, but was this just a mirage?
The women’s team isn’t faring much better. Over their last four games, the Red Storm are only 1-2-1, and have scored a combined total of 4 goals – three by from Rachel Daly and one from Amy Marron. Daly continues to shine in her quest to capture the school record of 17 goals scored in a season [Cristin Burtis ‘94] and has said that the record would be an “added bonus” if the team were to find success. However, with Daly being one of the few bright spots on the team, how much longer until the course to serious October soccer comes to a crashing halt?
Both teams will have their work cut out for them, and their offense will need to step up. These past two weeks are might just be slumps, but they have the potential to spiral out of control.