Men’s Football No. 25 knocks out Springfield for fourth straight win

HOBOKEN, NJ (September 11, 2022) – Second year lucas campbell pounced on a loose ball and drove it into the back of the net in the 81st minute to dispatch Stevens Institute of Technology’s Men’s Football No. 25 against Springfield College 1-0 on Sunday in a non-conference game at DeBaun Athletic Complex.

Second year Emerico Vespucci started the game winner, driving a left-footed shot just beyond the top of the 18-yard box. Springfield’s Clayton Knibbs dived slightly to his left and fended off the try. As the ball flowed through the six-yard box, Campbell, who crossed the box without scoring, deftly touched the ball into the right side of the goal for his third goal of the year. Campbell’s total was his third of the year and his second in as many matches. Vespucci was credited with an assist.

The win was the fourth straight for the Ducks, who improved to 4-0-1.

Knibbs made nine saves for Springfield, which fell to 1-2-1. Stevens has won the last four meetings between the programs.

First-year goalie Anthony Troyen made his college debut and stopped five shots to earn both the win and his first career clean sheet.

On a muddy night in Hoboken, the teams fought a positional battle throughout the game. Springfield finished with an 8-5 shooting advantage in the first 45 minutes, but Stevens reversed in the second half, outscoring Pride 11-4.

Troyan was tested early in the game. Springfield’s Koul Majok sent a clever header off the frame in the 11th minute, which the Colonia, New Jersey native ripped through the air. Troyan fended off another try from Majok two minutes later to tie the score.

Prior to the match, both teams observed a moment of silent tribute to commemorate the anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

unsung heroes
The Ducks defensive group achieved its third clean sheet of the season. The Ducks have conceded just two goals in their first five games and lead the conference in averaging 0.40 goals per game.

Inside the numbers

  • Springfield finished with a 6-3 edge in corner kicks, including a 3-1 margin in the second half.
  • The teams combined for 16 fouls and one card.
  • First year Stephane Moreira made his collegiate debut, while juniors Jack Seitz and Adam Cohensecond year students Terry Thompsonand Ryan O’Byrne and first year Joseph Pinho all made their first career debuts.
  • Graduate student Dylan InguardiCampbell and sophomore Adam Berrocal made their first starts of the season.
  • Current head coach Dale Jordan was a graduate assistant coach at Springfield from 2007-2009 while earning his master’s degree in sports management and coaching.

From the Sideline – Head Coach Dale Jordan

  • “A tough battle against a well-organised, well-drilled Springfield team. They’re a tough team to play against – thanks to their head coach for how well organized they are.”
  • “Looking forward to a fun local derby on Tuesday night.

Next

  • Men’s soccer will cross the Hudson River to take on local rival NYU on September 13.
  • The Violets have won three of the last four meetings between the programs.
  • Links for live stats and video from both contests are available at StevensDucks.com.

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Helen J. Jimenez