Froehle secures Manhattan victory with first goal of the season
Anchorage’s Lorenzo Froehle scored his first goal of the season to lift the Manhattan College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Quinnipiac in Riverdale, New York.
This was the third consecutive one-goal victory for the Jaspers of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Froehle, of Bartlett High fame, was on the scoring end of Manhattan’s tic-tac-toe passing attack that led to the game’s lone goal in the 35th minute.
The senior midfielder made a strong run and was rewarded with a sweet pass right in front of the goal, where Froehle tapped in his second career goal.
“I was lucky enough to capitalize on a chance in today’s game that came directly from my teammates working to win the ball back,” he told me.
Lorenzo Froehle nets his first goal of the season, and for the first time this season we lead at halftime, 1-0. pic.twitter.com/UbNFA0sFxp
— Jaspers Men's Soccer (@JaspersSoccer) October 5, 2019
“I love playing in the midfield because you get to see so much of the ball on both sides,” he said “You get to see the direct result of your defensive effort going forward and attacking. It’s demanding, but so rewarding.”
His first goal came in 2017 against Siena.
Froehle has made 35 appearances for the NCAA D1 Jaspers, including six this season. He has logged a total of 307 minutes, including 57 against Quinnipiac.
“The college game is so fast for the entire 90 minutes. If your first touch is off, or your thought process is late, you’re going to give up chances,” he said. “At this level, chances are capitalized on.”
Off the field, Froehle is a two-time All-MAAC Academic pick.
“So rewarding seeing my on-field and in-classroom work pay off,” said the exercise science major.