ST. DAVIDS, Pa. – The Haverford College men's soccer team opened up the Jimmy Mills Classic with a 2-0 win over Alvernia on Saturday. Playing over at Eastern for the first day of the two-day event, the Fords got goals from Peter Baroff and Tejan Walcott to move the sixth-ranked team in the country to 2-1 on the year.
Haverford controlled much of the game as the Fords scored once in each half on their way to a 21-5 advantage in shots after the full 90 minutes. The Fords also had an 8-1 edge in corner kicks but were denied any further scoring chances after 13 saves from the Crusaders' Zach Rider. For Haverford, Sam Miller made five saves in 82:59 of playing time before Chris Gibson completed the shutout effort.
The Fords racked up an 11-5 advantage in shots during the opening 45 minutes but six saves kept them scoreless until the final minute of the half. With just 12 seconds remaining before the break. Ryan Hill played a cross into the box that was finished by Baroff. Baroff, a freshman, has now scored in each of the Fords' two victories this season while Hill's assist was the first of his career.
Walcott scored his first goal of the season, and 19th of his career, just over 10 minutes into the second half to add the insurance tally. His goal came following a pass from Nick Jannelli. Jannelli, also a freshman, has recorded a point in each of the Fords' two victories after scoring a goal against Western New England.
Men's soccer will play its home opener tomorrow after as the Jimmy Mills Classic moves to Walton Field. The Fords will open the day against No. 10 Lycoming at 2 p.m. Alvernia will then play Eastern in the match to follow and wrap up the weekend's action.