Manchester, N.H. (August 30) - The men's soccer team defeated C. W. Post on Saturday afternoon by a 4-0 final at Melucci Field. The win improves the Hawks to 1-1-0 overall while the loss drops C.W. Post to 0-2-0.
The Pioneers tried to strike first in the 22nd minute when forward Julian Escobar (Hicksville, N.Y.) broke free, but was stopped by Hawk goaltender John Corridan (Holliston, Mass.) on a diving save. With two minutes left in the first half, freshman forward Justin Labonte (Pembroke, Mass.) took a lead pass from Kyle Faucher (Northwood, N.H.) and drilled it past the Pioneer goaltender Christopher Kucera (Sayville, N.Y.).
It was much of the same in the second half as the Hawks added to the lead in the 80th and 83rd minute with two goals from forward Jeff Dell'Orfano (N. Andover, Mass.). With less than five minutes in the game, Keesan Howe (Norwich, Conn.) added another goal on a corner from junior Richard Simmonds (Hooksett, N.H.) for the 4-0 final.
The Hawks return to action Wednesday as they will travel to Flushing, N.Y. to take on Queens College at 4 p.m. The Pioneers will try for their first victory of the season on Wednesday against Felician College in Brookville, N.Y. at 4 p.m.