By Doug Spatafore
October 4th 2012
Jacob Oldaker (Elliotsburg, Pa./West Perry) recorded a five-point match and the Bald Eagle defense completely shut down visiting East Stroudsburg University as the Lock Haven University men’s soccer team shutout the Warriors, 3-0 yesterday.
Lock Haven (5-4-1, 2-2 PSAC) dominated the physical and spirited PSAC battle from the opening whistle with ESU (3-7, 0-3 PSAC).
Lock Haven went up 1-0 in the 37th minute after Oldaker scored his third goal of the year.
The goal was set up after an ESU offside call and on the ensuing free kick, Haven goalie Chris Frederick (Woodsboro, Md./Walkersville) sent a long ball into the box, where Oldaker quickly turned on it and ripped it far post for the goal.
The Haven made it 2-0 after Ben Weaver (East Earl, Pa./Garden Spot) netted his first goal of the season. The goal was setup after Asher Klahold’s (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) back heel pass put Oldaker through the defense where he drilled a shot that was saved by the ESU keeper. The rebound popped right to Weaver, who guided it into the open net.
Weaver and Oldaker were at it again, just 26 seconds later when the duo made it 3-0. Weaver’s pass split the ESU defense and left Oldaker wide open and he calmly tucked the ball under the Warrior goalie. The goal was Oldaker’s second of the match and fourth of the year.
Lock Haven’s defense was tough for the entire 90 minutes and led the Bald Eagles to their fifth shutout of the year. The stiff Haven defense didn’t allow a shot on goal for the entire match.
The Bald Eagles tough play was led by defender David Qaisi (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) and Gregory Bretz (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg), who controlled the midfield.
LHU returns to action on Saturday, October 6 at Bloomsburg University (3:30 p.m.).