By Zion Williams, Staff Writer
Women’s Soccer falls to No. 6 Christopher Newport 1-0
A penalty kick in the 24th minute lifted Christopher Newport (CNU) to a 1-0 win over the courageous Bullets side in Newport News, Virginia on Fri., Sept. 8.
CNU entered this game ranked sixth in the preseason by a United Soccer Coaches Div. III poll, and hoped to extend their season record to 3-0-0, while the Bullets sought their first win of the season in a challenging away environment.
Christopher Newport attacked the Bullets from the start, as they registered 5 shots in the first 16 minutes of the game. After a throw-in deep in Gettysburg territory, CNU found their breakthrough, in the form of a penalty in the Gettysburg box. The Captains managed to find the back of the net off of the penalty to give them a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.
Soon after, the game was stopped, and the teams were forced to endure a 40-minute lightning delay.
After the delay, Bullets defender Jordan Weinberg ’25 gave the Bullets their first shot on goal of the game in the 37th minute with a free kick that CNU saved. The first half ended 1-0 in favor of CNU.
Gettysburg showed more offensive capability in the second half, as they took three shots in contrast to the one in the first half, but they failed to connect. The Bullets held CNU out of their net for the second half but ultimately lost because of the first-half penalty.
Gettysburg’s second game of the day against Virginia Wesleyan was canceled due to inclement weather.
Gettysburg Men’s Soccer Seals the Win Against SUNY Brockport
Gettysburg Men’s Soccer beat a strong SUNY Brockport side 2-1 in a hard-fought battle on Sept. 9 on Clark Field. This was the Bullets first win of the season and brings their record to an even 1-1.
A day earlier, the matchup between the Bullets and Rutgers-Camden was abandoned due to inclement weather after playing 37 minutes to a 0-0 score, which disqualified it from counting as an official match.
Sat.’s game was at risk of suffering the same fate, as the game started 15 minutes earlier to avoid future severe weather. Both teams enjoyed a shortened 30-minute warm-up, as light rain poured down on Clark Field.
Bullets’ captain Aidan Muller ’25 started the kickoff and passed it back to Nur Adhikarie ’25, who launched the ball down the field to start the Bullets’ attack. Gettysburg settled into possession and released Fritz Reiter ’24 down the left side of the field, who found Muller around the box, but was ruled offside.
The Bullets continued their relentless attack, as forward Noah Holgado ’26 carried the ball from half field into Brockport territory and found striker Tremaine Henry ’27 on the right wing with a pass. Henry launched a cross through the Brockport defense and found forward Athi Msiza ’26 on the opposite wing. Msiza sent it back in the box to be tapped in by Holgado to give the Bullets a 1-0 lead.
Brockport battled back after the goal and started showing their offensive prowess, which forced Bullets goalkeeper and captain Kevin Muhic ’24 to make two crucial saves, one in the ninth minute and one in the 25th minute. With less than 20 seconds left in the first half, Aidan Gaynor ’25 almost extended the Bullets lead but sent his shot over the bar.
The Bullets continued their form in the second half, as Henry forced a save from the Brockport goalkeeper within one minute of the half starting.
Brockport broke through in the 59th minute after a giveaway from Bullets captain Gaoussou Coulibaly ’24. This allowed the Golden Eagles to drive into Gettysburg territory and release a belting shot that dipped just below the crossbar and into the Bullets net, which leveled the score.
A minute later, the momentum changed back in favor of the Bullets, as Henry laid the ball off to a surging Msiza who drove into the heart of the Brockport defense to find forward Tommy Myers ’26 with a surgical pass into the 18-yard box. Myers then slotted home his first career goal for the Bullets, which proved to be the game-winner.
The rest of the game was not easy for the Bullets by any means. Brockport gave Gettysburg a scare, as they hit the crossbar on one shot, and forced Gettysburg defenders into last-ditch blocks. However, the Bullets weathered the storm and sealed their first win of the season in a total team effort.