SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
Men’s soccer defeats Manhattan College, 5-1
The JU men’s soccer team bounced back in a big way after scoring three first half goals to down Manhattan College, 5-1, at the Stetson Hatter Classic on Sunday afternoon in DeLand, Fla.
Senior Nedim Hrustic scored twice in the first half to pace the Dolphins (4-2-1) attack, while juniors Daniele Campailla and Tyler Williams each added a goal and an assist. Senior Wesley Lartey and junior Predrag Ivanovic each finished with two assists.
Sophomore Zach Greenwald (1-0) recorded five saves to get his first collegiate victory between the posts.
“This was a great way to bounce back,” said JU head coach Mike Johnson. “After Friday’s loss, we wanted to make sure we finished our attacks and play good defense for the entire 90 minutes. We accomplished both of these goals today which lead to the win.”
The Jaspers (0-5) got a late goal from Carlo Giachino, while Christopher Lands and Christopher Todd combined for five saves.
In the first half, the Dolphins took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute as Hrustic scored from 15 yards out on a cross from the right flank by Lartey and junior Predrag Ivanovic.
Hrustic found the back of the net again less than eight minutes later by finishing off a rebound from a Williams’ shot attempt. With less than two minutes to go in the half, Williams scored inside the left post from a pass by Lartey to round out the offense.
Giachino got the Jaspers on the board in the 60th minute from an assist by Deia Nassar, but Campailla (72’) scored on a pass from Ivaonvic before he set up freshman Trey Collins’ first collegiate goal in the 81st minute to kill any potential comeback.
For their efforts, Hrustic, Campailla and Ivanovic each earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the end of the classic.
The Dolphins will return to the practice field this week before competing in the UAB Tournament starting Friday in Birmingham, Ala. They open with Alabama A&M at 5 p.m. before closing the tournament on Sunday against nationally-ranked SMU on Sunday at noon.