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Gallaudet held without a shot against SUNYIT

Gallaudet held without a shot against SUNYIT

UTICA, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men's soccer team didn't have long to celebrate its win over SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday as the Bison took to the pitch on Sunday afternoon at SUNYIT. The Bison had a tough task as they went up against the first-place team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). The Wildcats (8-3, 5-0 NEAC) blitzed the Bison (1-9, 1-4 NEAC) for seven first half goals en route to a 10-0 victory. The 10-goal loss is the worst since a 10-0 setback against Wesley College on September 23, 2009.

SUNYIT's Chris Staulters scored two straight goals assisted by Matthew Owusu (one goal, two assists) to start the game in the first 14 minutes. Diego Montaleza followed with two of his game-high three goals. SUNYIT scored four goals in a five minute span late in the first half. Matthew Owusu scored a goal off an assist from Dennis Gyimah to send the Wildcats into the half up 7-0.

The Wildcats added three unassisted goals in the second half in the first 24 minutes to secure the double-digit goal win.

For the first time this season Gallaudet was held without a shot as SUNYIT took 30 shots.

Junior goalie Poloko Qobose (Gaborone, Botswana) played the game's first 78 minutes where he made seven saves. Freshman Jordan Ramser (Louisville, Ky.) finished out the game in net for the Bison.

GU returns home to host Marymount (Va.) University on Tuesday, October 5, for a 7:30 p.m. non-conference game at Hotchkiss Field. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Marymount but was moved to Gallaudet.