LIU Post Recap: Men’s, Women’s Teams Go Undefeated

LIU Post, Oldroyd
Kendra Oldroyd. Photo: Alan J. Schaefer via LIU Post

It was a big week on the pitch for the LIU Post men’s and women’s soccer team, which combined went 5-0. The men’s team won both its games while the women went 3-0.

Men’s Soccer (8-2-0)

Tuesday, October 2 — Pioneer Soccer Park
LIU Post 3
Post University 1
Recap: With the match tied at the half, a pair of second-half goals by graduate student Lukas Ostermann led the LIU Post men’s soccer team past Post University in a non-conference matchup. Sophomore Tom Stenberg also scored for the Pioneers. Ostermann, junior Yohance Alexander and freshman Javier Rehberger Martin each had an assist while junior goalkeeper Matias Pesallaccia had five saves.

Saturday, October 6 — Pioneer Soccer Park
LIU Post 2
University of the District of Columbia 1
Recap: Led by a two-goal effort by graduate student Lukas Ostermann, the LIU Post men’s soccer team outlasted the University of the District of Columbia, 2-1 at Pioneer Soccer Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. Ostermann’s two goals helped the Pioneers overcome an early deficit in a rematch of the 2017 East Coast Conference championship match.

Women’s Soccer (8-2-1)

Tuesday, October 2 — Pioneer Soccer Park
LIU Post 2
Queens College 0
Recap: Sophomores Sydney Pasquarella of East Northport and Samantha Gordon of Amityville were the Pioneers’ goal scorers while junior Julia Duffy of Oceanside and redshirt junior Alice Schonfeldt each had one assist.

Saturday, October 6 — Ronald J. Abdow Field, Springfield, MA
LIU Post 4
American International College 0
Recap: Freshman Terese Markelund led the way with three points with a goal and an assist. The Pioneers’ other goal-scorers were Kendra Oldroyd, Erin O’Connor of Setauket and Samantha Gordon of Amityville. Senior goalkeeper Hillevi Eklow recorded four saves to earn her fifth clean sheet of the year.

Sunday, October 7 — Pioneer Soccer Park
LIU Post 5
Lincoln University (PA) 1
Recap: Freshman Kendra Oldroyd opened the scoring with two goals during the first 16 minutes and classmate Emily Tirado of Selden added a third goal moments later to help the Pioneers carry a 3-0 lead into halftime. Sophomore Alyssa Torres of North Babylon scored her first career goal 10 minutes into the second half and freshman Sydney Kiyabu also scored her first career college goal. Junior goalkeeper Katie Bendersky of West Islip made her collegiate debut in goal, making nine saves to earn the victory.