Men’s soccer looks to continue current winning streak

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The eighth-ranked Gannon University men’s soccer team will look to stretch its season-opening win streak to five games when it travels to Millersville to take on the Marauders at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The Knights won their fourth straight match Saturday, blanking the District of Columbia, 2-0, Saturday in the nation’s capital.
So far in four games, Gannon has allowed just one goal, which came in the season-opening 2-1 win over the College of Notre Dame.
Since then, the Knights – ranked No. 1 in the Atlantic Region — have blanked Urbana, 1-0 in double overtime, Lock Haven, 3-0, and the District of Columbia.
In Saturday’s win, Lennox Crews supplied all of the offense for Gannon, as he accounted for both goals.
He broke a scoreless tie in the game’s 73rd minute, and then added his second goal 16 minutes later, getting an assist from Sergio Del Castillo.
Gannon finished with a 20-19 edge in shots and Gannon goalkeeper Chandler Hallwood, a two-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West defensive player of the week, finished with six saves.
In the 3-0 win over Lock Haven on Sept. 14, Alex Lee Yaw, Del Castillo and Tinashe Katsande each scored single goals for the Knights. Hallwood finished with six saves in that game as well.
While the men’s team has experienced great success thus far, Gannon’s women’s team has had its challenges.
In their most recent outing, the Knights took Indiana University of Pennsylvania into overtime on the road Saturday before losing 1-0.
Gannon won its PSAC opener on Sept. 11 against Pitt-Johnstown but since then has lost to Seton Hill, 4-2, and Mercyhurst, 3-0, before falling to IUP.
The women’s team will return to action at 6 p.m. Wednesday against California University of Pennsylvania at McConnell Family Stadium.
The Knight women also will be in action this weekend, traveling to take on Edinboro at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Gannon men’s team will not be in action Saturday; its next game following Wednesday’s meeting at Millersville will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2, at home against Bloomsburg.

Staff Reports: Dominique Booker contributed