By Ryan Chell, Sports Editor
Okay, I know Jerry Seinfeld really hated Newman, his postal worker neighbor full of diabolic schemes but McDaniel probably hates Neumann College just as much for preventing a 3-0 start for the men’s soccer team led by new head coach, Jim Reigel. The team is off to a 2-1 start and is ready to continue that success through the rest of the season.
As of September 6, the Terror have recorded two victories: a 3-2 victory over PSU-Berks and an 8-0 shutout of Gallaudet in the Goucher College Soccer Classic.
When they returned home on the fifth to face Neumann, their bid for an impressive 3-0 start fell short by one goal, as they lost 2-1.
But despite that loss, the team is looking good offensively and is already drawing attention from many onlookers from around the league.
Peter Gaitens, a senior midfielder, was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week during the week of September 3, as he recorded two goals and two assists in both opening games of the Goucher Classic.
He currently ranks second on the team with six points.
Others are contributing to Gaiten’s success as well. Junior Joseph Potucek’s three goals in the 8-0 blowout of Gallaudet were the highlight of the game. Senior forward Bill Drunkenmiller has three goals on the season, including the lone goal in the Terror’s loss to Neumann.
The other person making an impact on this team is the new coach, Jim Reigl. He was recently named the team’s head coach after four years as coach at Linganore High School in Frederick.
He is also familiar with the Centennial Conference and the Green Terror.
He spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Gettysburg and his wife, Heidi, is the Terror’s alltime leader in blocked shots for a season and a career.
Reigl, a recruiter at Gettysburg, seems to know how to evaluate talent and knows who is hot and who is not.
The Terror will continue their non-conference schedule till September 12 when they face their last non-conference opponent in Juniata.
All the games will be here on the Hill.
Haverford will test the Terror in the division when hosting them on the 15, beginning Centennial Conference play.
And who knows, if the team continues to do well, it will be a Festivus for the rest of us-okay, I’m done with the Seinfeld references.