Despite improvement, Echeverry’s exit strikes change
Nov15

Despite improvement, Echeverry’s exit strikes change

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team wrapped up its season with a 2-0 win over Villanova on Nov. 1, giving the Pirates a 6-10-1 overall record and a 3-6 mark in conference play. Though the season was not what the team hoped, it was an improvement from previous years. After last year’s record of 4-11-2 and a winless season in 2015, the Pirates found themselves on the winning end more frequently in 2017. The season ultimately resulted in...

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Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach
Nov06

Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach

Gerson Echeverry has spent a significant part of his life at Seton Hall, devoting 15 years as a player, assistant coach and for the most recent six years, as head coach. But the latter of those stints came to end on Monday morning, with the announcement that Echeverry has stepped down from the position he held since Dec. 19, 2011, to pursue other opportunities. “I want to thank Pat Lyons and Seton Hall University for giving me the...

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Seton Hall wins feel-good finale on Senior Day
Nov01

Seton Hall wins feel-good finale on Senior Day

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team defeated Villanova 2-0 at Owen T. Carroll Field in its last match of the season on Wednesday night. The team honored its11 seniors prior to the match, and later proceeded to play one of its most complete performances of the season to secure the team’s sixth win of the season. The game began rather quietly, with not too much action near the net, however, Seton Hall continued pushing. The Pirates broke...

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Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence
Nov01

Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence

Tied at one, on the road and vying to keep their Big East Tournament hopes alive, Seton Hall got a big moment from a player that was a year ago playing across the country at Las Positas, a junior college in Livermore, Calif. That player was Marco Neves and that moment was Neves’ fourth goal of the season. Meanwhile, marauding in the defensive midfield throughout the season has been Gabriel Viola, the Brazilian by way of Iowa Western...

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Seton Hall extra-time heartbreak ends postseason dreams
Oct29

Seton Hall extra-time heartbreak ends postseason dreams

Needing a victory to stay alive in the hunt for a Big East Tournament spot, the Seton Hall men’s soccer team gave away a lead in the final minutes of regulation, and ultimately fell 3-2 in golden-goal extra-time to Xavier, on the road, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates came out with an intensity equal to the importance of the match. Pirates defender John Philbin found the back of the net in the 10th minute but witnessed his...

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Pirates fall to Butler, 2-0, after conceding early penalty
Oct25

Pirates fall to Butler, 2-0, after conceding early penalty

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team was defeated by the No. 21 Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday evening by a score of 2-0. Butler maintained possession for much of the first half, calmly distributing the ball in the Seton Hall half of the field. The Pirates tried to capitalize on many counter-attacks and drew fouls to set up scoring opportunities from set pieces throughout the opening 45 minutes. Jonathan Jimenez had a particularly close...

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Pangonis making a difference for men’s soccer
Oct18

Pangonis making a difference for men’s soccer

With 83 minutes gone in an Oct. 7 match at Owen T. Carroll Field, Seton Hall and DePaul remained knotted at 1-1. The game seemed destined for overtime. That all changed, however, when a header found the foot of Lukas Pangonis, who knocked home the game-winner from point-blank range to give the Pirates a thrilling 2-1 win. This was uncharted territory for Pangonis, a defenseman and one that was 4,973 minutes in the making. The...

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Men’s soccer falls to the Friars
Oct15

Men’s soccer falls to the Friars

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team was unable to continue their winning streak as they fell on the road to Providence, 3-1. The Pirates gave up two first half goals and were unable to recover from the Friars’ consistent pressure, lowering their overall record to 5-7-1 and conference record to 2-3. Providence came out with an aggressive playstyle in the first half that the Pirates were unable to adapt to. The hostile attack brought about...

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Pangonis first career goal seals come-back win for The Hall
Oct08

Pangonis first career goal seals come-back win for The Hall

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team continued its dominance following its win over No. 25 Creighton last weekend, coming from behind to win 2-1 over DePaul on Saturday afternoon. Not even a minute had gone by when Pirates forward Jonathan Jimenez generated the first shot of the game, testing DePaul goalkeeper Quentin Low, but not finding the back of the net. The Hall out-shot the Blue Demons in the first 20 minutes, but DePaul broke its...

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Pirates fly over 25th-ranked Bluejays
Sep30

Pirates fly over 25th-ranked Bluejays

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team played as close to perfect as possible in a 2-0 win over the 25th-ranked Creighton Bluejays. The Pirates had eight total shots on goal, with Andres Arcila and Francisco Alderete both finding the net. It all started after the Creighton keeper earned himself a red card and Andres Arcila was able to hit the penalty kick to put the Pirates up 1-0.  It was Arcila’s sixth goal of the season, which puts him...

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Seton Hall Falls on the road to Marquette
Sep24

Seton Hall Falls on the road to Marquette

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team suffered a 4-2 loss to Marquette in their first road contest of Big East play on Saturday night.The Pirates did well to get back into the game after the Golden Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 half-time lead, but were quickly silenced and never came closer than a two-goal deficit in the second half. Marquette opened the scoring with three goals in the opening half hour. Grant Owens began the scoring with a...

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Men’s soccer remains focused after 0-3 week
Sep21

Men’s soccer remains focused after 0-3 week

From the moment Seton Hall men’s soccer coach Gerson Echeverry stepped foot on Seton Hall’s campus as an 18-year-old, his goal has been to win the Big East regular season, postseason and compete in the NCAA Tournament. And while his teams recently have fallen short of such lofty aspirations, the 2017 Pirates revealed signs in non-conference play that they are capable of the program’s first postseason berth since 2012. “I think this...

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