Nine Different Pioneers Get on the Scoresheet as Men’s Soccer Cruises in Home Opener, 6-1
04 Dec 2021 | 09:02 | Football
WAYNE, N.J. – Nine different Pioneers registered at least a point as the William Paterson men’s soccer team (4-0-1) cruised to a 6-1 home-opener victory Sept. 12 against York, N.Y. (1-4).
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Freshman midfielder Ryan Goggins (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan) opened the scoring in the fifth minute, heading in senior midfielder Dylan Fogerty’s (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Regional) corner kick at the far post for his first career points.
Senior forward/midfielder Jordan Saling (Haledon, N.J./Paramus Catholic) threaded a through ball up the middle for a streaking Brandon Harley (Pennsauken, N.J./Pennsauken), and the senior forward converted the 1v1 chance for a 2-0 edge at the 12:58 mark.
Freshman back/midfielder Parker Solowey (Franklinville, N.J./Delsea Regional) got onto the scoresheet for the first time, heading Fogerty’s corner kick back across the grain and into the back of the net for a 3-0 score in the 16th minute.
Freshman back/midfielder Chris Laccetti (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) made it a 4-0 margin in the 28th minute when he cleaned up a deflection off a corner kick play.
Just 2:31 later, sophomore midfielder Johan Arango-Ramirez (Little Ferry, N.J./Ridgefield Park) sent a quick ball from the right end line to the center of the box and freshman forward Ian Calcaterra (Bayonne, N.J./Bayonne) chipped it inside the near post. The assist marked the first career point for Arango-Ramirez.
Junior forward Keysean Brant-Sharp (East Brunswick, N.J./East Brunswick) finished off the scoring, dodging defenders and creating space on the right side before pulling the ball back and ripping a shot off the inside of the right post to make it a 6-1 lead in the 63rd minute.
York scored its lone goal of the game early in the second half when Rohan Burrell escaped a tie-up with the defender and beat the charging Pioneer goalkeeper at the 48:13 mark.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Junior goalkeeper Kyle Quigley (Columbus, N.J./Northern Burlington Regional) started and finished in goal, making two saves during 51:40 of action.
Freshman Gabriel Reyes (Paterson, N.J./Ramstein) played his first college minutes, manning the goal for nearly 39 shutout minutes.
Three Pioneers scored goals during their first collegiate action – Goggins, Laccetti and Calcaterra.
WP is 7-0-1 during its last eight home openers.
William Paterson will start conference play Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rowan at 1:00 p.m.