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Men’s Soccer bounces back against Bucknell, 4-1

In a recent game against Georgetown University, the Pirates endured their first home loss since 2021. The Hall bounced back with passion on Tuesday, getting a 4-1 home victory over the Bucknell Bison. 

Andrea Borg had a major impact for the Pirates, making plays the entire night. He recorded both a goal and an assist in 90 minutes of play.

Another key player for the Pirates was Hugo Gerbore, who was out-hustling players and pushing the offensive pace. His quickness was unmatched, and he led plenty of breakaway chances.

The Pirates’ first goal of the night was courtesy of a Borg penalty kick at the 27:14 mark. They had been moving the ball near the net all throughout the first half, but this was the first time they were able to capitalize.

A goal late in the first half by Axel Berglund gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead headed into halftime. It came off a corner kick that ricocheted around before Berglund’s strike. 

Despite the Pirates’ offensive control, neither team was able to get up a shot attempt until 11 minutes into the game. The Bison had no shot attempts by half time. 

The Bison came out with a vengeance after the half. Waldemar Kattrup scored off a perfect assist from Charlie Holmes, which gave the Bison a much-needed goal at the 49:45 mark. Although they were ahead, frustration began to set in for the Pirates, as they weren’t penetrating the defense like they did in the first half. 

The sorrow was short lived, however, as the Pirates regained momentum with great passes between Tomas Nunez and Andrea Borg. Seconds later, Borg passed it to Tim Strobeck, who made a leap kick for the goal. The Pirates had a 3-1 lead, scoring their third goal at the 63:30 mark. 

A head shot by Jared Smith gave the Pirates their fourth and final goal of the night, putting the nail in the coffin at 79:34. 

The Bison have not won a game since Aug. 24, and are on a three-game losing streak. This was Bucknell’s first loss in program history to Seton Hall.

The Pirates’ four goals were the most scored by the team in a game this season. They attempted 12 shots, whereas Bucknell only attempted four. Seton Hall will face Connecticut at Owen T. Carroll Field on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. The Huskies are 4-2 on the year and are coming off two straight victories.

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