Men's Soccer Gets Revenge Against Shorthanded Delco

Men's Soccer Gets Revenge Against Shorthanded Delco

The Montgomery and Delaware County Community College men's soccer teams are very familiar at this point. The teams just met on October 9th, but were scheduled to play on Saturday in their second matchup of the season. The first game went Delco's way by a very close score of 2-1. However, the Mustangs were motivated to get revenge on the Phantoms and this game could have gone either way.

The match was supposed to be played at Delco, but the Phantoms were unable to find a field that was playable due to the weather. Because of that, both teams agreed to play at Montgomery, but Delco would be considered the home team.

Delco also received some bad news early on: only nine members of their team were able to make the match, meaning that they would either have to forfeit or play with only nine men. The Phantoms were up to the challenge and decided to play shorthanded.

Even with the man advantage, the Mustangs struggled early. The Phantoms' fast attack put two goals in the back of the net in the first ten minutes, leading to a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Montgomery would not be discouraged however. Despite missing their leading goalscorer, the Mustangs rattled off four straight goals in the beginning of the second half. Freshman Elias Gehman (Christopher Dock) started the scoring in the 55th minute with his seventh goal of the season, thanks to a penalty in the box from the Phantoms.

Delco would add one more goal in the last minute of the game off of a penalty kick, but they would be unable to catch up to the Mustangs' hot second half and the game would end with a 4-3 final score.

Men's Soccer will finish their regular season on Tuesday, in a rematch at Bucks County Community College. The game will start at 3:30.