Men's Soccer Downs Gallaudet

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. -- Behind a pair of goals from Matt Hey, the Keuka College Men's Soccer team defeated Gallaudet University in a North Eastern Athletic Conference matchup on Sunday afternoon.

The goals were the first two of the season for the senior. Sunday's performance marked a new career high for Hey. Rachid Blanken and Christian Hewitt assisted on the goals. Ben Schreiber added a third tally for Keuka, giving him eight goals on the season.

Keuka College will continue their five game conference home stand next Saturday as they host the Wildcats of Penn College.

The Green and Gold got out to a fast start against the Bison and scored in the opening minute. Matt Hey laid a ball off to Rachid Blanken at the top of the box. Blanken game Hey the return pass and Hey found the back of the net 52 seconds into the match. Keuka would control the flow of the game for most of the half. Keuka got back on the board later in the half. With 14 minutes left to play Christian Hewitt headed a ball towards the top of the box. Hey ran onto the pass and finished for his second goal of the game. Keuka would carry a 2-0 advantage into the halftime break.

Keuka College continued to pressure in the second half, but the Bison keeper came up strong. Keuka was awarded a penalty kick in the 68th minute following a handball in the box. It was saved to keep the margin at two goals. The Wolfpack added to their lead in the 80th minute. Gallaudet's keeper made another save on a penalty kick, but Ben Schreiber tucked home the rebound for the 3-0 lead. Keuka would play out the final minutes for the 3-0 victory.