READING, Pa. Manhattanville men's soccer forward Eros Olazabal (Milton, Ontario) continued his scoring blitz Saturday, netting four goals to lead the Valiants to a 4-2 victory over Albright.
The Valiants started out flat in their second road test of the season allowing Albright's Mark Yost to score on a header 4:48 into the contest. For the next 20 minutes, the two sides continued to test each other's goalkeeper with each coming up with the saves.
Olazabal his first goal on a combo play coming from seniors Keston George (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad) and Daniel Carlryd (Gothenburg, Sweden). He scored once again to give the Valiants a 2-1 lead on a header on a cross from twin brother Erick Olazabal (Milton, Ontario).
After the barrage of shots the remaining minutes ticked off the clock and the Valiants went into the break with a 2-1 advantage over the Lions.
Manhattanville keeper Jason Torres (Harrison, N.Y./Harrison High) stopped three shots for his fourth win. The Valiants were outshot by their hosts 16-14, but were more accurate as 10 of Manhattanville's shots were on target to the Lions five. Corner kicks were also in favor of Albright at a 13-6 margin.
Manhattanville (7-1) next plays at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of a Manhattanville triple-header also featuring the field hockey and women's soccer team, all three games can be seen live on GoValiants.TV.
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