NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac men's soccer team defeated Southern Connecticut, 2-0, in its first game of the spring season on Saturday, Apr. 9. Sophomore forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) scored both goals for the Bobcats, while junior Kyle Moscovics (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomore Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.) split time in net during the shutout.
"It has been a long winter and everyone was ready to get back out on the field," said head coach Eric Da Costa. "The spring is a great time to prepare for the following year, experiment with new things and give guys an opportunity to show what they can do. Southern is a very well coached team and posed a great challenge for our first match out this off season."
"Kyle Moscovics did well after a long layoff away from competitive play," said Da Costa. "He has worked extremely hard to get to where he is and he looked good. He showed a great deal of confidence and maturity. He has a long way to go but I am sure it felt good for him to shake off the cobwebs."
"Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) was also able to get back on the field after having had missed this past season due to injury," said Da Costa. "We missed him this past fall and it was good to have him back out on the field. He showed great leadership and contributed to the team's success."
"Philip Suprise put away the two chances he had and it seems he is back to his old self," said Da Costa. "He missed the early part of the fall due to injury and was working his way through it throughout the fall. He looked to be a threat in our attack and I am sure he will continue to improve."
"Marijan Jurac (Greenwich, Conn.) and Ryan Malki (Chicago, Ill.) are players who had a chance to showcase themselves," said Da Costa. "Both have impressed during our winter training and did well on Saturday. I am looking forward to what our next matches bring out in them."