Men’s Soccer: No. 2 Suffolk blanks No. 9 Potomac State

Sproule makes a save
Potomac State's Aleck Sproule makes one of his 23 saves during the Catamounts 3-0 loss to Suffolk on Saturday afternoon at Stayman Field.  Photo by Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.Va. — Victor Montano scored early in each half and the Suffolk defense stifled Potomac State Saturday during the Labor Day Tournament at Stayman Field as the Sharks, the defending Division III national champion and current No. 2 team in the country, topped the No. 9 Catamounts 3-0 in college men's soccer.

Montano scored less than five minutes into the opening half on an assist from Josue Aceitorio at 40:16.

That was the only goal until Montano scored again, this time 39 seconds into the second half on an assist from Christian Campos.

Julian Pallores added an unassisted goal with five minutes remaining.

The Sharks (3-1) led 16-6 in shots and 6-2 in corner kicks. Raul Bonilla made two saves in the win. PSC’s Alec Sproule made seven.

“It was a good opportunity to put a barometer on the team. Going against the defending champion allowed us to see where we are and where we need to be,” said PSC head coach Ray Kiddy.

“We saw some things we have to fix, but we are only three weeks into the season. We have a lot of time to get that fixed.”

Kiddy cited Jake O’Farrell, goalie Sproule and  Kevin Gamble for their play on defense.

The Cats (2-1)  play at Stevenson Thursday.