NEWTOWN, Pa. – Men's Soccer battled to a hard fought 1-0 victory over the visiting Rowan College at South Jersey - Cumberland on Saturday afternoon.
The Centurions withstood the initial pressure from the Dukes. Bucks' defense held strong and was well organized with sophomore center back, Kevin Fagan (Bensalem, PA/Bensalem) leading the way. Sophomore, Badr Fask (Bristol, PA/Harry Truman) sprinted down the wing on a counterattack and found leading scorer, Salvatore Ficarotta (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury) who poked it in for his 10th goal of the season. The strategic battle lasted the entire contest as the Dukes pushed forward while the Centurions counterattacked. Both teams had multiple opportunities but did not find the back of the net. Sophomore goalkeeper, Jorge Ramirez came up with 5 big saves in the shutout victory.
"We worked hard all game and were tough mentally" commented Head Coach, Justin Burroughs, "Jorge (Ramirez) and our defense were spectacular today". This win marks the 150th win at Bucks for coach Burroughs.
With the win, Bucks improves to 8-1 overall and 7-0 in Region XIX.
RCSJ Cumberland falls to 1-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Region XIX.
Next up the Centurions travel for a conference game at Lehigh Carbon Community College on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00PM.