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Men's Soccer Records Fourth Straight Shutout in 2-0 Win Over William Paterson

© Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty /
© Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty /

WAYNE, N.J. – The University of Scranton men's soccer team (4-1-1) scored a goal in both halves and registered a fourth straight shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over the William Paterson Pioneers (3-2-1) in non-conference action on Saturday evening at Pioneer Soccer Park in Wayne.

Scranton has not conceded a goal since the 82nd minute of a 3-2 victory over Muhlenberg on Sept. 4.

Saturday marked the first meeting between the Royals and Pioneers since Sept. 7, 2014.

After a pair of chances for sophomore Sean Quin (Stony Point, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) and senior Brendan King (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) in the 19th minute, the Royals were able to get on the board just a few minutes later in the 23rd minute when fellow sophomore Ciaran Corr (Newtown Square, Pa./Marple Newtown) took a feed from classmate Adam Havens (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) and slid a shot past Pioneers goalie Thomas Hatch for a 1-0 lead.

The goal was Corr's team-leading third of the season.

Hatch made two saves over the remainder of the half to keep things at 1-0 entering the break.

Royals' senior goalie Aidan Hartey (Elkins Park, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) helped preserve the one goal lead early in the second half as he denied Alfredo Rojas in the 50th minute. From there, the Royals extended the lead in the 70th minute as senior Kieran Francis' (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) initial shot deflected off Hatch and right to junior Dylan Estevez (Garnerville, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep) who buried the ball in the open net for his first goal of the season.

Scranton held a sizable 17-7 shot advantage in the contest led by three from Quin. In goal for the visitors, Hartey made a pair of saves in 77 plus minutes of action and junior Ryan Lally (Vernon, N.J./Vernon Township) played the final 12 plus minutes as the duo combined on the clean sheet.

Hatch tallied seven saves in the setback for William Paterson.

The Royals return home to host Marywood on Wednesday night at Weiss Field with opening kick slated for 7 p.m.