PHILADELPHIA - Junior midfielder Alvin Dahn took care of the scoring for the Crimson and Gray on Tuesday evening, hitting the back of the net twice to lead the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad to a 2-1 win over Lafayette in non-conference action on Sweeney Field. With the victory, the Hawks even out at 4-4-0 while the Leopards (5-2-1) fall for just the second time this season.
How It Happened
• The Hawks wasted minimal time striking as junior midfielder Ritchie Barry went on a beautiful run and found Dahn on the right side of the box in the second minute of action; Dahn fired off his first goal of the night just 1:49 in.
• Lafayette's Sebastian Varela equalized in the 49th minute. Following back-to-back blocked shots, the ball ricocheted back out to Varela, who had plenty of room to fire off his fifth goal of the year.
• The Hawks kept pushing, and sophomore midfielder Garrett Lyons found Dahn for the junior's second of the night and third of the season in the 64th minute.
Behind the Stats
• Lafayette outshot the Hawks 20-15, but the Leopards only landed five of those shots on goal in comparison to the Hawks' eight.
• Dahn finished the night with five shots, landing three on goal.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Joseph Boehm (4-4-0) made four saves in the full 90:00.
• Senior Mike Fornaro entered the match in the 29th minute as a substitute for starting centerback Michael Mullins; the stands went wild for the captain as he made his season debut.
"Our whole offense hasn't hit its full stride yet, so it's great for Alvin [Dahn] to get two great goals," said head coach Don D'Ambra following the match. "Ritchie [Barry] set up the first goal to make an impact play. For Alvin to get those two goals, he's been waiting for that. I'm sure that will boost his confidence. I'm focused on us getting better each day, each game, to get quality results in the A-10. I just hope this can carry over and we can continue to get better."
"Last year, I had a pretty good year, but this year, it hasn't been the same," added junior midfielder Alvin Dahn. "I was just happy that I could score tonight."
The Hawks will host VCU this Saturday, September 28. The Atlantic 10 contest is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field.