Men win, women fall in LIU Post soccer action

Michel Otero

Men’s Soccer 

It was all Pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 3, when the LIU Post men’s soccer team traveled to Bridgeport, Conn. to face the University of Bridgeport. The Pioneers totaled six goals for the afternoon and cruised to an easy victory; giving them three in three chances in East Coast Conference play. After an own goal gave the Pioneers the early advantage, senior forward Per Forgaard, notched one of his two goals of the afternoon, beating the goal keeper to make it 2-0 in favor of LIU. Sophomore forward Jason Lampkin assisted on the goal and did so on the next two as well. Sophomore back Oliver Holingsaeter and freshman forward Charlie Ledula were the recipients of those passes from Lampkin. Two goals in the second half made the margin of victory even larger, and the Pioneers took the match by a score of 6-0. Head LIU Post men’s soccer coach Andreas Lindberg and his team return to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 10, when they return to Connecticut to play Post University. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Women’s Soccer 

Coming off an 8-0 win which featured a four goal effort from senior forward Susanne Vistnes earlier in the week, the Pioneers returned to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 3, when they visited the University of Bridgeport. Their offense didn’t put up the outburst they saw earlier in the week; in fact, they didn’t manage a goal, and lost by a score of 1-0. 

The lone goal of the afternoon came from Bridgeport junior midfielder Hanne Neby in the 12th minute. The Pioneers managed a mere two shots on goal and also committed more penalties. The LIU Post women’s soccer team returns to action on Monday, Oct. 12, when they welcome Southern New Hampshire University to Brookville, N.Y. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. 

Women’s Volleyball 

The Lady Pioneers played perhaps their best two matches of the season on Saturday, Oct. 3, when they won both matches in straight sets against Le Moyne College and Pace University. In their first match against Le Moyne, the first set was tightly contested until five straight points set the tone for the match. The Pioneers won that set and the match handily. Sophomore outside hitter, Danielle Valenza, recorded 16 kills and nine digs while senior middle hitter, Melissa Hansen, added eight kills of her own. In their next match against Pace, the first set played out very similar to the first set against Le Moyne. Tied at 20, the Pioneers got key back-to-back blocks, which gave LIU a lot of momentum to win the set. The second and third sets which followed were more of the same for the Pioneers, who registered rally after rally and spurt after spurt and eventually the three set victory. Head LIU Post women’s volleyball coach Shellane Ogoshi and the Pioneers are back in action on Saturday, Oct. 10, when they host Daemen College. First serve to set for noon. 

The LIU Post sports briefs were originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post, www.liupostpioneer.com, and are republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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