By Timothy Kraft
On Oct. 3, the Laurentian men’s soccer team hosted the Royal Military College on the LU field.
Despite cold and windy conditions, the Voyageurs brought the heat, prevailing victorious over RMC with a final score of 10.
From starting kickoff, the Voyageurs executed Coach Castrechino’s motto: “We need possession. The more we have possession, the less the opponent has the chance to score.”
Voyageur’s proved loyal to their strategy, shutting out RMC completely.
The bout began with fans on the edge of their seats as Voyageurs fired off an array of shots on RMC’s net. In defiance of the Voyageurs, RMC managed to hold out a first half goal, but only by their fingertips.
Merely four minutes into the second half, Dean Pizolinas (forward) rushed down the field to receive possession at the far post of RMC net. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Pizolinas chipped in a goal to give the Voyageurs a 10 lead.
Now with momentum on their side, the Voyageurs continued to control the tempo.
It wasn’t until late in the final minutes of the game that RMC showed any spark of life — however, their attempts were quickly extinguished by a team effort lead by Voyageurs captain Omar Allison (midfielder).
“We definitely played aggressively, and in our favour. We played well,” said Allison on the team’s performance. Allison added, “Tomorrow is just as important as today and every game after that.”
The Voyageurs closed out the game against Royal Canadian Military in textbook style, improving their record to 261.
Their next match will be a home game against Queen’s Gaels on October 4 at 1 p.m.
-Photos by Kayla Perry