The men’s soccer team looked to build off its last match, a 2–0 win at Houghton College, as it paid winless Nazareth College a visit Oct. 17 in Rochester, New York.
With Nazareth having given up 44 goals this season while finding the back of the net just seven times themselves, it looked like a game the Blue and Gold could use to maintain momentum.
Just one minute in, it looked as if the squad would pick up where it left off against Houghton as senior midfielder Brandon Thompson put the Bombers up 1–0 from a cross off the foot of junior forward Sean Forward.
With 10 minutes left in the first half, it was junior defender Ellis Masterman scoring his first goal of the season to double the Bombers lead, with the assist going to senior defender Jordan Filipowich, and the South Hill squad went into the locker room at the half up 2–0.
Filipowich continued to make an impact in the second frame. The Fairfield, Connecticut, native scored his second goal of his senior campaign to put the Bombers up 3–0 with 35 minutes to go in the match. Fellow senior defender Joseph Dobbins placed a free kick into the box, which Filipowich headed home.
By game’s end, the Bombers recorded 32 shots, with 14 of them put on net as they rolled to a second straight shutout victory. The win helped the Bombers stay atop the Empire 8 with a 4–1 conference record and move to 4–7–1 overall.
They hit the pitch again Oct. 18 when they go on the road for a third straight game, taking on Skidmore College at 3 p.m. in Saratoga Springs, New York.