#15 Duhawks improve to 2-0
Tue, Sep. 4, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]

Loras, 4

St. Mary's, 0


By Jim Naprstek, Asst. Sports Information Director


After a 6-0 win on Friday night, the Duhawks returned to the pitch to take on the St. Mary's Cardinals Sunday night in the Rock Bowl. In Friday night's contest, Loras scored five goals in the first half on their way to a convincing win. Sunday, however, they kept things close in the first half before busting out with four goals in the second.


Kevin Caversopened the score sheet in the 47th minute with a blast into the upper 90 from 30 yards out. Cavers found space and sent it sailing to a spot St. Mary's goalkeeper Dontae Gillespie could not reach it.

"This year when I come into games I'm looking to do something that will help the team win, so when I get in those opportunities it is that killer instinct that we talk about, that's what I look for," Cavers said.

Continuing the defensive trend from opening night, Loras was constantly all over the St. Mary's forwards, midfielders and backs, preventing any sustained buildup or rhythm.

JuniorErik Berkowitzwould score his first career goal as a Duhawk in the 51st minute. Tim van den Bergh followed with his second goal on the year on a 2-on-1 that juniorAlejandro Cosmopolisplayed a hand in. Then Cosmopolis would add a tally for himself in the 83' to wrap up the scoring for the night.

Loras continued to showcase their depth as three of the four scorers Sunday did not score in Friday's contest.

The Duhawks will return to the Rock Bowl on Tuesday evening to take on North Region power University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Two seasons ago Oshkosh halted the Duhawks season in the NCAA Division III tournament.

"I remember that night. We all suffered on and off the pitch. But that's what I love about soccer, is that it gives you another chance. This is the chance that we have. We have to win the game," Cosmopolis said.