NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Soccer team moved its unbeaten streak to four (3-0-1) on Sunday afternoon following a tough 1-0 victory over Yeshiva. Connor Doyle scored his 10th goal of the season for the only scoring in the game.
Sunday’s victory moves Mount Saint Mary to 5-5-1 overall on the season and to 4-1-1 in conference play, while Yeshiva falls to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in league action.
Yeshiva got off the first four shots of the game.
The Mount’s first shot of the game came just over 15 minutes into the contest.
The eventual game winning goal came in the 33rd minute when Doyle headed in a service from Joseph Mesoraca. Mesoraca played a ball in the box from just inside midfield that Doyle headed in at 32:36 for the only scoring in the game.
Yeshiva outshot Mount Saint Mary 5-4 in the opening half.
Corner kicks in the first period were even at 2-2.
Zach Decker made a pair of saves prior to halftime for the Mount.
Yeshiva finished the second half with an 8-6 advantage in shots.
Decker kept the Maccabees off the board with four saves after halftime.
Second half corner kicks went to Yeshiva 3-2.
The Mount’s best opportunities came when Christopher Maggi hit the near side post in the 75th minute and a blast from Matt Wyant sailed over the bar with just under three minutes left to play.
For The Knights
Doyle pushed his team lead in goals to 10 and points to 20. His marker was his second game winning goal of the season and gives him a tally in each of the last six games.
Mesoraca picked up his second assist of the season and his second helper in as many games.
Doyle, Maggi and Wyant led the Knights with two shots apiece.
Decker recorded his fifth shutout of the season with six stops. He lowered his goals against average to 1.40 and raised his save percentage to .775.
For The Maccabees
Ethan Fettaya and Lucas Baredes led Yeshiva with three shots.
Asher Martin posted a pair of shots in the loss.
Sagi Badesh finished with two saves in 45 minutes of work.
Yeshiva closed the game with a 13-10 advantage in overall shots and a 6-3 edge in shots on target.
Corner kicks also went the way of the Maccabees by a slim 5-4 margin.