(By: Pablo Figueroa)
The Ryerson Rams varsity men’s soccer team bagged yet another win on Saturday afternoon at Monarch Park in a very tight match against the Queen’s Gaels beating them 2-0 to make for a 12-game winning streak.
The undefeated Rams gave an early warning at the ninth minute of the game when Jamie Baker hit the post. The game was even until Baker found the back of the net at the 28th minute to give Ryerson a 1-0 advantage.
Jamie Baker (left) goes through the Queen’s defense and takes the shot to score the first goal of the game. Photo credits: Justin Naro
The Rams and Gaels picked up the intensity with some very close shots coming from both teams. Some strong challenges during the second half resulted in a total of four yellows for Ryerson and one for Queen’s.
With one goal in the bag, the Rams huddle to start the second half. Photo credits: Pablo Figueroa
Baker was put back into the game at the 74th minute and scored his second goal. He crossed the ball in where Nick Lambis would catch the rebound and deflect it off Queen’s resulting in a corner kick. Baker then took flight to nod the ball down into the net giving Ryerson a 2-0 lead and making it his 11th goal of the season.
Queen’s did not let the pressure down throughout the game and had very good looks on target, but the Rams took their chances and made two goals out of them.
Though the Rams previously faced Queen’s in September where they won 4-0, head coach Filip Prostran said the Gael’s preparation for this game did not go unnoticed.
“Any time you play a team for the second time, you can see that they’re super well prepared. They did their homework and the game was super tight,” said Prostran.
The Rams are not satisfied yet and aim to continue improving during the remainder of the regular season. Prostran is conscious that Ryerson’s repeated success could be dangerous if the team loses sight of improving and preparing for the upcoming playoffs later this month.