Written by Mark Bahensky
Photo by Seyran Mammadov
TORONTO, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens got back in the win column on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Toronto Varsity Blues 3-1.
“After yesterday’s result we talked about it, actions speak louder than words. We wanted to come out and show that we are a better team than we were yesterday [against Ryerson], we are more deserving of better results,” said Ravens Head Coach Kwesi Loney.
Scott Mazzotta got the Ravens on the board in the 16th minute, picking up a pass from Ricky Comba on the right side before dancing through three defenders in the box and tucking the ball near post.
The Varsity Blues attempted to get one back immediately with their left-back playing a dangerous low cross towards the penalty spot. Although the Varsity Blues had a man in the area, a Ravens defender slid in to clear the danger.
Stefan Karajovanovic doubled the Ravens’ lead four minutes after halftime when a corner kick bounced around before dropping at his feet. Karajovanovic pounded the ball into the bottom corner for his team-leading eighth goal of the season.
Junior Asare added a third goal for the Ravens 15 minutes later, with a volleyed strike off a rebound.
The Varsity Blues picked up a consolation goal in extra time after Jacob Doroszkiewicz found himself on the end of a corner kick and placed it in the bottom left corner of the net.
“Playing against a top 10 team in the country in Toronto, we held them [scoreless] the entire game to the very end. It was great to see everyone put in the work, from our strikers right down to our defenders and goalkeeper to keep them off the scoresheet. If you can keep the opposition off the scoresheet, you’re always going to have a chance to win the game,” added Loney.
The Ravens will play their final two regular season matches next weekend, starting against the Ryerson Rams on Saturday, October 19th at 3:30pm at MNP Park.