Howard's Soccer Team Off To Good Start!

The Howard men's soccer team scored two second half goals to defeat Marist, 3-1 in its home opener Sunday afternoon at Greene Stadium. Christopher Sutherland tallied a goal while Phillip Borde and Jamil Devers also added a goal a piece to lead the Bison (2-4). Victor Thomas made six saves while Joe Pilla had seven saves for the Red Foxes (3-2-1).

"Marist is a very organized team," said head coach Michael Lawrence. "We played well in the second half and were able to create some opportunities to get the result."

Sutherland scored his goal in the 43rd minute on a shot from the left corner on an assist from Borde. Howard took a 1-0 lead going into the half and outshot Marist 9-3.

The Red Foxes responded with 12 second-half shot attempts, including a pair of shots in the 53rd and 54th minutes. After saving a close range shot from Matthew Boyd, Thomas came up with another save on a point blank shot from Lucas Szabo at 64:49.

Marist found the back of the net at 67:15 when Troy Confessore’s free-kick tied things up at 1-1.

Howard responded with a pair of point blank shots in the 69th and 71st minutes. After making a save on a Harvey Livingston shot, Pilla also kept a Lamar Hyde rebound effort out of the net.

In the 83rd minute, however, HU would get on the board again. Jamil Devers found the back of the net after collecting a pass from Borde.

The Bison extended the lead to 3-1 in the 86th minute. Borde dribbled into the box and made a move past Pilla before ripping a shot into the open net.

“Everyone is playing for each other as a team,” Lawrence added. “This is the first step in the rebuilding phase. We have been preaching this all season and it showed this afternoon.”

Howard returns to action at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, traveling to Lynchburg, Va. for a matchup against Liberty.