ARNOLD, MD – The Rowan University men’s soccer team rolled past Roanoke College on Wednesday Sept. 12, 3-0. The Profs move to 4-2 on the year, while the Maroons drop to 3-2.
The Brown and Gold found some trouble seven minutes into the opening half, when Roanoke was awarded a penalty kick opportunity. Rowan goalie Kyle Dennis (sr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) stood strong on the goal line and saved the shot on frame. The Profs responded three minutes later when forward Shane Doherty (sr. Delran, NJ/Delran) scored off the assist from defender Matt Fahey (so. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), to take a 1-0 lead. Both teams battle it out for the remained of the half, but the score stayed the same heading into halftime.
The Profs controlled the game for the final 45 minutes of play. Rowan pulled ahead, 3-0, after forward Ryan Campbell (sr. Wyckoff, NJ/Ramapo) scored twice less than one minute apart. The first goal came in the 64th minute, when Campbell received a long pass from defender Will Sjaastad (sr. (Allentown, NJ/Allentown) that he chipped in over the Roanoke keeper. His second goal came 24 seconds later after he collected a breakaway pass from midfielder Kevin Primich (jr. Hamilton, NJ/Allentown), that he put into the back of the net.
The Maroons gave a valiant effort in the final 10 minutes when forward Liam Camilleri (fr. Cary NC/Panther Creek) and defender Tim Leuenberger (fr. Basel, Switzerland/Freies Gymnasium Basel) ripped off three total shots, but were all turned aside by goalie Joe Magiera (fr. Garfield, NJ/St. Benedict’s Prep) to hold onto the win, 3-0.
Dennis played the first 79 minutes in net for the Profs racking up three save, while Magiera saw action for the final 11 minutes totaling four. For Roanoke, goalie Zach Behe (fr. High Point, NC/ High Point Central) played the full-time stopping four shots.
The Rowan men’s soccer team travels back home to open conference play against William Paterson University this Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.