Casey's First Half Goal Lifts Men's Soccer Past Centenary, 1-0

Casey's First Half Goal Lifts Men's Soccer Past Centenary, 1-0
Connor Casey Tim DiBisceglie
Eric Hintz  Colin Homola


Box Score

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - A goal early in the first half junior Connor Casey (Hatfield, Pa./LaSalle College H.S.) proved to be the difference, as the University of Scranton men's soccer team won their first road match of the year on Saturday afternoon, knocking off Centenary, 1-0.

With the win, the Royals continue their best start to a campaign since the 2012 season at 4-0, while Centenary fell to 1-2 with the defeat.

Scranton came out aggressive in the first half, firing 14 total shots (seven on goal).

The one that did find the back of the net, however, proved to be the game-winner, as Casey headed in the fifth goal of his career off a free kick by senior Tim DiBisceglie (Mine Hill, N.J./Gill St. Benards School) in the seventh minute.

From there, the Scranton defense took the game over over the final 83 minutes of action.

In all, the Royals allowed just nine Centenary shots over 90 minutes of play, as senior goalies Eric Hintz (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and Colin Homola (Massapequa, N.Y. /Kellenberg Memorial) - who came on the second half in relief of Hintz - finished off another shutout victory with three combined saves in net for Scranton.

With another shutout win, the Scranton defense continues it scoreless streak to start the year, which now stands at 360 minutes.

The University of Scranton men's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday night, hosting Misericordia in an out-of-conference match at Fitzpatrick Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.