Soccer Returns with Victory Over AIC
October 7, 2008
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WEST HAVEN–The University of New Haven men’s soccer team grabbed a 4-2 victory Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, over the visiting American International College Yellow Jackets in their first match since the injury to goalkeeper James Hilaire. The Chargers improve to 3-7-0 overall and 2-4-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference.
The Chargers opened scoring at the 17:24 mark off a direct kick from just inside the 18-yard box. Jason Zurita scored the goal off a kick which bent its way to the left side of the net. Just under one minute later, at the 18:22, Oren Corridon scored from around 18 yards out off a shot that he riffled from just right of the net. Corridon scored his first of the season and proved to be a tough matchup for the AIC defense as the match wore on.
At the half the Chargers held on to their 2-0 lead and held a slight 6-5 lead in shots. UNH goalkeeper Jonathan Creem grabbed one save in the opening half, while the AIC goalkeeper tallied two stops.
The Chargers continued to open their lead with another two goals before the Yellow Jackets could ever get on the board. In the fifty-third minute Corridon scored the second goal of his career off a through ball from Christian Sanchez. The Chargers scored again in the 75th minute when Jelani Joslyn scored his second goal of the season from just outside the 18-yard box, right in the center of the field.
The Yellow Jackets added goals in the 76th and 90th minutes to break the UNH shutout.
The Chargers out-shot AIC 13-11 in the game, but trailed 6-2 in corner kick attempts. Creem earned his first career victory and seven different UNH players attempted shots.
The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. when they travel to Syracuse to take on LeMoyne College.