Photo by Valerie Wutti
KINGSTON, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team continued their winning ways on the road in Kingston Friday afternoon with a strong 5-1 victory over the Royal Military College Paladin (RMC).
The Ravens got off to a flying start with a pair of goals courtesy of midfielder Matteo de Brienne (Ottawa, Ont.) and forward Gabriel Bitar (Ottawa, Ont.) to give Carleton an early 2-0 lead. Before halftime, forward Jeremy Aweya (Kanata, Ont) put in a third for Carleton, and the Ravens had a decisive 3-0 lead at the break.
Carleton kept pouring it on in the second half. After RMC goalkeeper Hunter Adams was issued a red card, fullback Raphael Garcia scored his first goal for the Ravens to give Carleton a 4-0 lead.
There were some positive takeaways for the losing side RMC Paladins. Late in the match, RMC was awarded a penalty kick. Anton Buciora stepped up for the Paladins and scored their first goal of the 2021 season.
Before the final whistle, Carleton added a fifth goal through midfielder Luca Piccioli (Ottawa, Ont.). The Ravens leave Kingston with three wins from their opening three matches, and a first-place position atop the OUA East standings.
Carleton returns to the Ravens’ Perch on October 3 at 3:30 p.m. for a rematch with RMC.
Ravens soccer is a non-ticketed event with a limited capacity of 750. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all community members 12 years of age and older to enter Carleton University Recreation and Athletics facilities using the cuScreen system. Carleton University staff, faculty and students may continue to follow the cuScreen system protocols as previously established by the university.