Eagles Clipped in Season Opener by Yeshiva

Bobby Buttrick (7) clears the ball in first half action against Yeshiva on Sunday
Bobby Buttrick (7) clears the ball in first half action against Yeshiva on Sunday

POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College men's soccer opened up the season at home with a 3-0 loss against Yeshiva University on Sunday afternoon at Eagles Game Field.

Yeshiva (2-0) opened the scoring in the 13th minute as Eli Richards converted a nice three-way passing play from Julian Ribak and Benjamin Adoubi.

Although Yeshiva continued to press, the Green Mountain (0-1) defense held strong through the next 60 minutes turning aside several deep threats before the Maccabees could get a shot off. When they did, senior keeper Griffin Shelor (Cedar Park, Texas) was there to make some impressive diving stops.

The visitors broke through again in the 71st and 78th minute in the second half as Ribak again found himself in the middle of the offense engineering a goal as he set up Ilan Slonim for a 2-0 lead.

Yeshiva closed out the scoring seven minutes later as Dan Cohen picked up a loose ball just outside the 18-yard box and fired a strike that found the upper right corner of the net.

Max Goldstein earned his second shutout of the season in net for the Maccabees after making one save. Shelor took the loss in net for the Eagles after making 14 saves.

Green Mountain will be back in action next Saturday when the Eagles hit the road to take on Bard College with first touch set for 2 pm.