9/14 Men beat Walsh 3-1
A beautiful Monday night at Walsh University would see the Pioneers get a derby win over rival Walsh. The Pioneer men would dominate possession for the most of the game. Malone opened the scoring at the 14th minute with a goal by junior forward Nick Astalos assisted by sophomore mid-fielder Robert Nemes. Astalos scored again to bring the score to 2-0 after a lob pass from senior mid-fielder Sam Tonelli. The Pioneers’ final goal came from senior Jordan Lopresti. Walsh scored their first and only goal with twenty seconds remaining in the half. The second half was scoreless for both teams. Malone is now 1-0 in the GLIAC.
Up next for Malone is Saginaw Valley University, ranked sixth in the nation
The Pioneer soccer team fell short on another close match to non-conference opponent Cedarville University on Tuesday afternoon. In muggy conditions, with temperatures nearly reaching 90 degrees, the two teams battled back and forth without a single goal over 90 minutes of regulation and nine minutes of the first overtime period. The loss dropped Malone’s record to 0-2 in the season while the Yellow Jackets improved to 2-1. Senior goal keeper, Jon Crabbs made six saves in the afternoon. Tuesday afternoon marked the Pioneer’s first overtime match since October 24th of last season when they notched a 2-1 victory at home over Ohio Dominican University in double overtime.
Collin Schmid is a writer for The Aviso
Slippery Rock Slips past Men’s Soccer 2-1
The Home team opened the scoring by virtue of being awarded a PK. Though, Malone played a solid game up until that point. The Rock would add to their lead with twenty-eight minutes remaining. Malone would answer a few minutes later, when Senior Midfielder Jordan LoPresti made a strike past the goalkeeper. Senior Jon Crabbs had six saves on the day.
Up Next: Cedarville comes to Malone University Tuesday, September 8th at 4:00pm