Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Cardinals tripped up after no contest

Liam Sample and Garrett Collins

The Men’s soccer team game in Castleton was declared a no-decision due to inclement weather Wednesday evening.

The Star time was moved back one hour earlier due to the threat of poor weather. During halftime, heavy thunderstorms and lightning picked up. A power outage occurred, followed by a delay and the eventual end of game.

No decisions are only able to be made before 70 minutes of play, the game was called off after one half.

During the game, the Cardinals came out aggressive, scoring two goals in the first 6;43 in the half. they would net two more and would head into break leading 4-0.

In no contest decisions, statistics from the game are nullified and teams records stay the same.

The Cardinals would remain 2-0-0, and will travel to play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute September 11 at 4 p.m. 

On Saturday September 11, mens soccer traveled to Troy to take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), after their no contest on Wednesday caused by severe weather in the area and power outages. The Cardinals looked to continue the run they had in the first half of the castleton game, where they led by a hefty 4-0 lead. RPI immediately went to work during the first half of the game, with Paul Silva scoring within the first 5:45 of the game. RPI outshot the Cardinals 8-2. The large margin of shot attempts in the second half could not only be seen on the stat sheet, but could be seen on the scoreboard as the Cardinals were losing to RPI with a score of 2-0 at halftime.

Team goal, shots, and assist leader, first year student Brian Coughlan scored a goal at 60:32 in the game clocking in his third of the season.  The shots continued to fly for RPI as they would out shoot the Cardinals 6-2 in the second half. The final score of the game would end in a  5-1 rout handing the Cardinals their first loss of the season putting their record at 2-1. The Cardinals men’s soccer team looks to bounce back in their game at Middlebury College Sept.14.

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