Manhattanville proves too much for Maritime

BUY, NY – On Saturday afternoon, the Maritime College men’s soccer team wrapped up their two-game road trip with a visit to Manhattanville. Facing an undefeated opponent in the Skyline conference on the road for the second consecutive game, the Privateers (1-7-2, 0-4-1 Skyline) fell to the Valiants (6-3-1, 4-0 -0 Skyline) by an 8-0 count at GoValiants.com Field.

Manhattanville struck early, entering the board just 1:54 from the start of the game. After Valiants’ Demba Cham made it 2-0 in the ninth minute, Maritime gave up an own goal just 15 seconds later. The Valiants scored four more times in the opening 31 minutes and took a 7-0 lead by half-time. Alex Rojas then scored a hat trick in the 73rd minute to top the scoring in an 8-0 win at Manhattanville.

The maritime offense held to three shots, one of which came early from Nick Glancy (Deer Park, NY). Fanis Tsatalios (Wayne, New Jersey) and Luc Iversen (West Babylon, NY) also put shots on net, while Georges Kanellopoulos (Bayside, NY) saw her 71st-minute attempt hit the crossbar. Danny Madeira (New Rochelle, NY) (0-4-1) got the start in front of the Privateers goal and made five saves.

For the Valiants, starting goaltender Luis Granados (6-3-1) played in the first half and recorded a save in the winning effort, while Jake Rothluebbers recorded a pair of second-half saves. Rojas had a hat trick for Manhattanville and Cham scored twice. Kendall Davis, meanwhile, had a goal and an assist.

Maritime returns to Reinhart Field Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game with Purchase (3-5-0, 0-3-0 Skyline). This will be the first of two straight home games for the Privateers.