Men’s Soccer Claims First Win in 2-0 Shutout Against Brockport

NEW PALTZ, NY — The men’s soccer team earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 shutout against Brockport. The win goes down as the first win for New Paltz Head Coach Eric Watson. Junior Allan Bronstein (Newburgh) put the Hawks on the board first at 31:41, netting his first goal of the season, off a direct kick from 45 yards out. Bronstein fired his shot which sailed over Brockport goalie Jeremy Hinckley’s finger tips. Two minutes later New Paltz’s Anton Shipman (Howard Beach/Molloy) headed a shot from Bronstein into the net but the goal was denied on an offsides call. New Paltz kept the pressure in Brockport’s end and at 36:04 Chris Hotzak (Saint James/Smithtown) fired a shot from 40 yards out, just missing the cross bar by inches. At 41:30 Brockport’s Christian Tychostup was denied as New Paltz keeper Mike Judge (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) stepped out and knocked down the shot.
In the second stanza, Brockport came out with momentum and at 49:22 Nick Droegmoeller fired their first opportunity just missing the cross bar. A minute later Brad Lefort nailed a shot off the cross bar, followed by a shot wide left two minutes later. New Paltz’s first chance of the second period came at 58:43 when Joe Rose (Seaford) served a ball from the right side to Sean Reminick (East Meadow) who one touched to Robert Mendes (Mineloa/Brentwood) and missed wide left. New Paltz came up with a great save at 65:26 when Aaron Acello headed a shot toward the left of the net but was knocked away by Judge. In the 69th minute Reminick took a through ball from Mendes and blasted a shot which knocked off the cross bar and over. Acello fired one of his six shots in the 83rd minute from the left side and Judge made a diving save to knock the ball down and have the New Paltz defense clear it out. The Hawks scored their insurance goal at 87:22 when Justin Thomson (Babylon) crossed the ball from the left side, which resulted in a foot race between Hinckley and Reminick. Reminick reached the ball in the nick of time to tip the ball out of reach of Hinckley’s hands and find the right side of the net.
Judge posted his first shutout in net making seven saves to defeat Brockport for the first time since 2001 which was a 3-2 win. The all time record against the Golden Eagles now stands at 6-17-2.
New Paltz returns to action next weekend when they host Plattsburgh on Friday October 5 at 4:00 pm and Potsdam on Saturday at 1:00 pm.