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Men's soccer loses heartbreaker to Windsor

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Sarah O’Connor

Staff Reporter

After an amazing winning-streak and defeating the top ranked York Lions numerous times this season, the Marauders were defeated in overtime over the weekend by the Windsor Lancers. The loss on Oct. 26 puts an end to the team’s hope of clinching a third straight OUA title.

Both the McMaster keeper Angelo Cavalluzzo and Windsor keeper Dejo Olagbegi made fantastic saves during the first-half. In the 60th minute, the Lancers that took the lead from a free kick 25 yards in front of the Marauder net scored by Lancer player Chris Mayorga.

Trying their hardest, it wasn’t until 75 minutes in that Marauder David Serafini tied the game at 1-1 with a penalty kick. Serafini took a dangerous run at Olagbegi resulting in the keeper taking Serafini down a bit too hard in the box.

After 90 minutes and still tied, the game went into overtime and both keepers continued to put on a show viagra express delivery between the posts. Seven minutes before penalty kick time, Windsor’s Michael Pio sped past the McMaster defense and scored the winning goal. The Marauders tried to even up the score but were time was not on Mac’s side.

McMaster keeper Angelo Cavalluzzo was disappointed with the loss but knows that the Marauders can expect great things to come in the future.

“The loss was definitely disappointing but the team played really well today,” said Cavalluzzo.

“A lot of our team, including myself, haven’t experienced losing this early in the season but I believe this will be a good learning experience going forward into next season and give us a real drive next to do well. I’m really proud of the effort the whole team put in today, and I’m already looking forward to the great things we’ll do next year.”

With the men’s soccer season now over, the Marauders can use the loss as a stepping- stone for their improvement for future seasons to come.

The Windsor Lancers will now be playing in the OUA East in next week’s final-four match-up.

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Author: Alexandra Reilly

Alexandra Reilly is a third-year communications student and has been writing for the Silhouette for two years. She started her career in sports writing as a weekly volunteer and covering women's volleyball in her second year. Now she works as the assistant sports editor of the paper and hopes to one day work in sports media and broadcasting.