Men’s soccer is currently last in the Commonwealth Coast Conference with a 1-8 (0-3) record after suffering four consecutive losses.
Two of the Lions’ last four losses were conference games. Men’s soccer lost to Curry 1-0 in overtime on Sept. 21, and dropped their third conference game 6-1 to Gordon on Saturday.
Freshman Jacob Mason (Middletown, R.I.) leads the team with four goals. He scored the lone goal in the 6-1 loss at Gordon. Junior Scott Hansen (Middletown Spring, Vt.) has the most shots on goal, 19.
With a new head coach and eight freshmen, senior midfielder Pacifique Jabiro (Portland, Maine) believes chemistry among the new personnel has contributed to the Lions’ poor record.
“This year has been a tough year,” Jabiro said. “Our record isn’t very good; we have lost a lot of our good players this year, and the chemistry between the coach, the new guys, and the returners [hasn’t] been working out.”
Last year, men’s soccer had a rough start to the season losing six of their first nine games, but ended up making history by entering the postseason for the first time in 10 years.
Sophomore Michael Peter (Darlington, Md.) said “there is definitely still hope” for the men’s soccer team to make the playoffs.
The Lions head to Roger Williams at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.