Generals net season-high three goals in win over Lazers
SYRACUSE, NY – After going 45 minutes without a goal in the first half of Thursday’s (9/3) game against Onondaga, the #4 Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team amassed three goals in the second half at David W. Murphy Field, defeating the Lazers 3-0 for their second consecutive win.
Herkimer (2-1) needed sophomore Kevin Van der Slik (Zoetermeer, Holland) to get the team going, netting his second goal of the season on an assist from Thomas Callister (Castletown, Isle of Man) in the 57th minute. It was Van der Slik’s second consecutive game with a game-winner.
Providing the two goal advantage just one minute later in the 58th was Anthony Rojas (Brentwood, NY). The defender connected with freshman teammate Maans Soerensen (Stockholm, Sweeden) to make it 2-0. The goal and assist for both Rojas and Soerensen was their first of the season.
Netting the third and final goal was Yuu Sasaki (Chiba, Japan). Sasaki netted his first goal of the season on Callister’s second assist of the day in the 79th minute.
In goal for the Generals was Morrice Baker (Bridgeport, CT). The sophomore collected his second shutout of the season while saving three shots in 90 minutes. Baker and the Generals will look to keep Jamestown off the scoreboard on Saturday (9/5) when the Jayhawks come to Wehrum Stadium in Herkimer’s third home game of the season. Competition is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Herkimer Generals 3, Onondaga Lazers 0
GENERALS (2-1) Kevin Van der Slik 1-0, Anthony Rojas 1-0, Yuu Sasaki 1-0, Thomas Callister 0-2, Maans Soerensen 0-1. Morrice Baker 3 saves
LAZERS (1-2) Christopher Baker 4 saves
Next Game: 9/5 vs. Jamestown 3 p.m.