By Mike Ballard
CAMDEN - Sophomore forward Andrew Dorsey (Mt. Laurel, NJ/The King’s Christian School) scored a first-half goal and junior midfielder Rob Gambino (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) added a second-half tally to power the Rutgers University-Camden men’s soccer team over Lincoln University, 2-0, in a non-conference game here on Homecoming Day Saturday.
Rutgers-Camden improves to 7-3-3, while Lincoln falls to 3-6.
The Scarlet Raptors, who are 6-1-2 in their last nine games, got on the scoreboard at 3:33 on the seventh goal of the season by Dorsey. It came after a perfect through ball from sophomore back A.J. O’Malley (Westmont, NJ/Haddon Township) sprung Dorsey toward the right post. Dorsey fired a shot across the goal mouth into the left panel of the net.
Rutgers-Camden, which held a 25-6 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks, notched an insurance goal with 9:15 remaining in regulation. Gambino scored his second goal of the year after a long carry up the field by junior back James Fiorani (Bridgeton, NJ/Cumberland Regional). Fiorani sprung Gambino with a through ball.
Rutgers-Camden senior goalie David Cunningham (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) made two saves to earn his second shutout of the season and raise his record to 6-1-3. With the victory, he tied the program career win mark of 30 set by Jim Skene (1978-81).
For Lincoln, senior keeper Kyle Wanamaker (Philadelphia, PA/Masterman) played an outstanding game in goal under heavy pressure, making 13 saves.
Lincoln returns to action Sunday with a non-conference road game against another New Jersey Athletic Conference school. The Lions travel to Ewing to face The College of New Jersey’s Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday. Rutgers-Camden plays another home game Monday when it faces John Jay College of Criminal Justice in a 4 p.m. game. The game is the opener of a men’s/women’s home doubleheader, which will feature the Rutgers-Camden Lady Raptors against Arcadia University in the 6:15 p.m. nightcap.