Men’s soccer holds off Le Moyne with Senior Night win

Joe Klaus, Sports Editor

In their last home game of the season, the Men’s soccer team beat the Le Moyne College Dolphins 3-2 on Senior Night. With playoff implications on the line, the Chargers honored their five seniors before kickoff: Francisco Guedes, Alvaro Ezpeleta, JP Viruet, Juan Felipe Tobon and John Kauffman.

New Haven opened up strong with Imanol Ruiz scoring in the 7th minute after Pau Santanach sent in a cross, which was slotted into the back of the net.

The rest of the first half saw a back and forth struggle between the Dolphins and Chargers as both backlines and keepers fought to keep the other at bay.

New Haven found the net in the 61st minute by captain Guedes who netted his second goal of the year from the midfield position. Following Guedes, Santanach scored his conference-leading 14th goal in the 70th minute to give the Chargers a 3-0 lead.
The Dolphins scored two goals in the 81st and 87th minute, putting pressure on the Chargers. However, they were never able to find an equalizer to force overtime.

With the win, the Chargers went into the postseason. Their official seed is undetermined as they would need another win and a Le Moyne loss to secure the sixth seed, or settle for the seventh seed if Le Moyne wins over Southern Connecticut State University.

The Chargers will travel to Bentley University on Wednesday for their final game of the regular season with kickoff coming at 12 and playoff position on the line.