On Saturday, the Raven Men’s soccer team was victorious against the Statesmen of William Penn by a final score of 2-0.
Their overall record improves to 5-6 and 2-4 against conference opponents.
Before the game, William Penn was receiving votes on the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll back on September 28. After the game, they are not receiving votes when the poll came out on October 6.
Nick Passinese, senior, is one of the goalkeepers for the Ravens.
Passinese and the Ravens were very eager to take on the Statesmen at home at Legacy Field.
“They (William Penn) had us on their field in the regular season and post-season last year. This year we get the chance to redeem ourselves on our home turf,” Passinese said.
Senior Girma Kassa scored both goals for the Ravens on Saturday night. He scored in both minute 20 and 73. He was assisted by senior forward Daniel Wee on both goals.
Kassa is a forward for the Ravens. He has scored four goals in the past three games. Overall, he has scored eight of the 17 goals the men’s team has scored this season.
Kassa believes that the team is very close to where they want to be.
“We have lost games in the last minute. That’s the one thing we need to work on. We have a strong team and if we play our game we are unstoppable,” Kassa said.
The Ravens will play their next three games on the road. They will return on Homecoming weekend to play Graceland at Legacy Field on October 23 at 7:30 p.m.