After coming off of a come from behind win on Friday night the Cavaliers Men’s Soccer team had to settle for a bitter draw away at Lionel-Groulx on Sunday afternoon.
The Cavaliers got to the host team early in the 7th minute of play when veteran Renaud Lambert slipped a through ball in to rookie Charles De Santis who made a run deep from the midfield and on to the ball. He calmly chipped the ball in as the opposing keeper came out.
The rest of the game was marred by slow and poor play. A lack of energy and enthusiasm along with frequent fouls being called on both ends slowed the pace of the game. Near the 90th minute, the Lionel-Groulx were awarded a free-kick about 40 yards out. They swung in a ball that was headed by a Lionel-Groulx player only to be re-directed by a Champlain defender as their Goalkeeper was diving to make the grab. An unlucky play for the visitors that set the game at a stale 1-1 draw.
Cavaliers rookie Meelad Sakheie was awarded the team’s “Hard-Worker” performer of the game for the dynamic energy he brought in the second half only to be diluted by the team’s overall lethargic performance. The team agreed no one deserved the “Player of the Game” award.
The Cavaliers play next on Friday, September 19th when they play host to John Abbott College at Seaway Park 3. Kick-off is at 9:00 PM.