The men’s soccer team looked to build off its first win of the season by heading into a matchup against the University of Scranton on Sept. 23. However, the Bombers lost to Scranton in double overtime by a final score of 1–0.
In a scoreless game during regulation, junior goalkeeper Zach Jacobsen saved multiple shots attempted by Scranton’s squad. Scranton attempted 20 total shots, while the Bombers only attempted five.
The game went into overtime with both teams still looking to make a shot on goal. The squads failed to change the scoreboard during the first overtime, resulting in double overtime.
The game projected to go into penalty kicks, as the game was still scoreless until the last 40 seconds of double overtime when the Royals junior forward Henry Bonilla scored off an assist by sophomore midfielder Gavin Coutts. In what seemed to be a very aggressive game, with 20 fouls on Scranton and 17 fouls for the Bombers, the Bombers struggled offensively and were unable to get the ball to the back of the net, which caused them to fall to 1–4–1 on the season.
The Blue and Gold look to bounce back from the loss at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in a home game at Carp Wood Field against the St. John Fisher College Cardinals.