HFU Takes Defensive-Minded Affair From Men's Soccer

Men's soccer ball being chased near mid-line.
(Photo by Steven R. Smith)

PHILADELPHIA – Felician University was unable to leverage its slight shot advantage in its 3-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's soccer loss to host Holy Family University on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field.

The Felician defense limited Holy Family (7-6, 5-3 CACC) to six shots and one corner kick in 90 minutes of action. The Tigers, however, put all their attempts on frame and buried three into the back of the net. The Golden Falcons, meanwhile, came up empty on eight shots, putting just two on target, and saw four corners successfully defended by the hosts.

Junior midfielder Davis Habilaj (Philadelphia, Pa.) recorded two goals and an assist for HFU.

The Tigers put successive passes together to register both of their first half scores, as two assists were credited on each. Habilaj knocked home a cross 11 minutes, three seconds, into play, and junior Sean McCormick (Philadelphia, Pa.) doubled HFU's edge during the 25th minute. Holy Family took full control when Habilaj struck again 2:33 into period two.

Tiger senior goalkeeper Mark Tobin (Philadelphia, Pa.) made two saves for the clean sheet. Strikers Leo Yang (Seoul, South Korea) and Chris McLaughlin (Hollis, N.Y.) topped Felician (2-10, 1-7) with three shots each.

The Golden Falcons play five of their final six matches at home. Felician entertains Nyack College in CACC action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.