Men’s Soccer Dominates in Season Opener

Harry Cohen

Lenny Armuth led the Rangers back onto the pitch for his 23 season here at Drew as the men’s soccer team took on Mount Ida at Ranger Stadium last Saturday. Nate Race (‘21), started the scoring with his first career goal as the Rangers soon added to the tally with goals from last season’s Rookie of the Year Andy Imoh (‘20), Matt Asante (‘20) and Cole Bosch (‘21), as well as another goal from Race himself. Sophomore goalie Jason Adamo made only three saves as he got the shutout. Men’s soccer took their opening game in a 6-0 slaughter over the Mount Ida Mustangs, and they soon proved they were just getting started.

The Rangers followed up their impressive win on Saturday with yet another barrage of goals against the Hunter College Hawks. Imoh led the day with two goals scored and one assist. Christian Carbini (‘21) scored his first career goal with a 25 yard blast past the keeper, and Bosch struck again in minute 88 to give the Rangers the 5-1 lead. Goalie Jason Adamo (‘20) allowed the only shot taken by Hunter to score,his first goal allowed of the season. Drew continued on to win their second blowout of the weekend.

In their return to action on Wednesday, after two days off, the Rangers did not miss a beat. Facing cross-town rival the FDU Blue Devils, who were looking to avenge their baseball team’s loss to Drew last year, the Rangers poured it on. By halftime Drew had a commanding lead of 6-1 with goals from Race, Imoh, Aiden Cserhat (‘20) and Bosch. After the half Dan Cossu (‘21) would make it 8-1 with his first and second goals as a Ranger, and John Pina (‘21) tallied Drew’s ninth and final goal of the night. Adamo was credited with the win, but was relieved in the later stages of the game by Stephan Lukianov (‘19).

What to Watch For

Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the week Imoh and the Drew scoring machine takes on Elmhurst College and Whitman College this weekend at the Brick City Classic, hosted by Rutgers-Newark. The combination of Race and Imoh upfront looks to be a staple of the Rangers offense and should present headaches for opposing coaches for seasons to come.

Hot Seat?

Is goalie Jason Adamo (‘20) in peril of losing his starting job? Only three games in and facing minimal shots, Adamo has only saved 67 percent of the shots against him. He was replaced in the later stages during Wednesday’s contest against FDU, but his replacement Lukianov did allow a goal in his one outing this year. Is there a goalie battle in the making?

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