Plattsburgh men join 500-win club
The Plattsburgh State men's soccer team earned the 500th win in program history on Friday night with a 5-0 shutout against visiting Lehman in the second game of the Cardinal Classic at the Field House Complex. The non-conference game was the season opener for both squads.
Mike Payne got the scoring under way in the 11th minute when he headed home Gurtej Dhillon's cross from the right-end line. Chris Taylor curled in a corner kick eight minutes later to make it 2-0. Then in the 24th minute, Pat Shaughnessy wrapped up the first half with an unassisted goal after taking the ball away from a defender and blasting a shot from 18 yards.
In the second half, freshman Pat Cadden and Anis Makaren added tallies in the 48th and 80th minute. Jarred Antonucci and Tom Greene were credited with assists on Makaren's ninth career goal in a red and white uniform since transferring from the junior college ranks at the end of the 2008 season.
Plattsburgh also dominated in shots (40-2) and corner kicks (9-0). The Lightning's first shot came in the 7th minute when Thaddeus Ikwuka tried to catch Cardinals goalkeeper Mike Lind off his line and sailed a shot high from near midfield.
Lind played the first 45 minutes to earn his first career win (1-0-1). Marcos Coto-Batres made 13 saves for the Lightning.
The Cardinals have compiled a 500-283-72 all-time record for a .627 winning percentage since the program was founded in 1950. Permalink | Sep 04, 2010