POTSDAM, N.Y. – Goals by Jacob Godfrey and Seraphin Iradukunda helped the Castleton University men's soccer team to a bounce-back 2-0 victory over the SUNY Potsdam Bears at Maxcy Turf Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Spartans improve to 2-2 overall, while Potsdam suffers its second loss of the season and is now 2-2-1.
Working through a relatively evenly played first half, Castleton was able to capitalize in the 25th minute to claim a 1-0 lead. Continuing to do what he has done early on during the 2018 campaign, sophomore forward Seraphin Iradukunda used solid footwork and great vision to find Jacob Godfrey for his third assist of the year. The latter buried his first goal, beating the Potsdam goalie on his left.
Castleton keeper Alex Fernald earned the first shutout of his career in goal. The sophomore made five saves in 90 minutes of play and earned the win to improve to 1-1.
Following roughly 50 minutes of back-and-forth action that did not yield a score, Castleton struck again. At the 76:35 mark, Iradukunda made the most on the receiving end of a pass from freshman defender Rida Kori. The score, which made it 2-0, was Iradukunda's fourth in four games on the season and his 10th and 11th points.
Castleton held the advantage in shots 17-14, while the Bears notched one corner more than the Spartans.
Men's soccer returns to action after a few days of well-earned rest, traveling to face Southern Vermont College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
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