By Jonas Joseph
The Bridgewater State Bears Men’s Soccer Team brightened up the days of avid soccer fans on campus Saturday, Oct. 4, by blanketing the Worcester State University Lancers 2-0.
Scoreless for the first 45 minutes of gameplay, the Bears finally were able to find the back of the net, due to the scoring prowess of sophomore forward Colby LeSage.
LeSage scored not only the first goal of the game in the 56th minute, but also the first goal of his collegiate career. The first goal came from a throw by junior defender, Nicholas Keddle, who assisted with LeSage’s initial goal.
One goal was not enough for LeSage, as he netted yet another goal for the Bears in the 63rd minute, picking up the rebound on senior Steve McAvoy’s shot attempt.
Saturday’s match on the pitch looked unusually one-sided for the Bears, as they outshot the Lancers 16-4, and controlled the corner kicks.
The Bears, just one season removed from winning MASCAC, have struggled earlier this season, due to some new faces not yet finding the right rhythm with the returners and the lackluster play on defense.
Sunday’s matchup against the 8-4 Babson College, although ending in a 1-0 overtime for Babson, showed signs of life for the Bear’s future. Holding a superior team such as Babson College to just 1 goal, which was scored 7:15 minutes into overtime, gives the team a sense of confidence going forward.
With a little more time working out the kinks, the Bears have the potential to do some extraordinary things in the future.