Men’s Soccer Prevails on Second Half Goal

Tom Reynolds (14) scored his first career goal on Sunday
Tom Reynolds (14) scored his first career goal on Sunday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Behind the strength of a second half goal, Keuka College traveled to Gallaudet University and defeated the Bison 1-0 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Tom Reynolds headed home a Christian Cupello free kick to give Keuka College (6-5, 4-2 NEAC) the victory. Ryan Mavretish made a pair of saves in goal to earn the shutout.

Keuka College 1 at Gallaudet University 0

It was a battle for possession early as both teams registered just one shot apiece in the opening 15 minutes of play. The Bison would threaten midway through the first, but their shot off of a corner kick went wide of goal. Keuka College held a 12-4 advantage in shots in the opening 45 minutes but neither team was able to break through and the game went to halftime scoreless.

The Wolves increased the pressure in the opening minutes of the second, calling upon the Gallaudet keeper to make multiple saves. In the 54th minute, the Wolves were fouled. Christian Cupello took the free kick and found the head of Tom Reynolds in the middle of the box. The senior headed it home for his first career goal, giving the Wolves a 1-0 advantage. Keuka continued to attack the Bison goal and in doing so, did not allow Gallaudet a chance to tie the game. The Bison had only two shots in the half and Mavretish took care of the only shot on goal as the Wolves improved to 4-2 in the NEAC, defeating Gallaudet 1-0.

KC Notes:

  • Sunday was the seventh meeting between the two schools. Keuka College remains undefeated against the Bison.
  • It was the third straight season that Keuka College has faced Gallaudet in Washington, D.C.
  • The win was the 250 victory in program history. Keuka College Men's Soccer now holds and all-time record of 250-200-34 in 28 seasons of play

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will be on the road on Wednesday with a tough test. Keuka College will travel to the University of Rochester. The Yellowjackets are currently ranked 4th in the country according to the United Soccer Coaches poll.