Release courtesy of Pratt Athletics
NEW YORK, NY – Pratt Institute men's soccer team dropped their Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against Berkeley College, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Randall's Island.
Pratt would strike first in the 29th minute, as Natt Slober gathered a loose ball around midfield, outraced the center back, and beat the goalkeeper 1-on-1 to give the Cannoneers a 1-0 advantage. Challenged early and often, goalkeeper Jack Foster made five first-half saves to preserve Pratt's lead entering half time.
Following intermission, Berkley would press the Cannoneers' defense but was unable to find their shot. The Knights offensive pressure would finally pay off in the 60th minute, as Hallgrim Tryli would take a pass from Meshema Charles and beat Foster to his bottom left, evening the score at 1 apiece. Berkeley would extend their lead in the 71st minute following Marcos Leon's goal off a deflection. The Knights would hit for two more as prevail 4-1.
After the game, coach Jonas Worth talked about this game as it relates to the developing a program.
"A game like we had today, against a quality opponent, is part of the process of building a strong team and a strong program. We have so many young players and we want to get them prepared to grow and learn the game so we can be competitive in this conference in the near future. As far as today goes, I'm pleased with our progress."
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Release courtesy of King's Athletics
TKC lady lions were held to a 0-0 draw against Pratt.
Though there were chances for both sides the game ultimately ended scoreless. A tight encounter was to be expected as both teams are fighting to claim a playoff spot.
Kings showed great composure on the ball and were able to control the flow of the game, but ultimately could not break the deadlock. Pratt made a late push and nearly stole the game in the dying seconds.
The lady lions are in action next weekend when they travel to play Valley Forge