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Drew Bests Rival FDU in 'Battle of Madison Ave'

Rangers have not let up a goal to the Devils since 2005.

From the Drew University Rangers:

The men’s soccer team continued its dominant run against cross-street rival (2-4) with a 1-0 win at Ranger Stadium Wednesday evening. Drew (4-1-1) has won 26-consecutive matches against the Devils and has not surrendered a goal since the 2005 meeting

The two squads played to a scoreless first half with the Rangers holding a 9-6 advantage in shots. The second half proved to be a different story beginning with the first and only score of the night by the Rangers in the 52nd minute. Senior Mike Jacques (Princeton Junction, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro North) had a shot ding off the right post which ricocheted into the middle of the box and settled on the foot of Kevin Walpole (Newark, Del./Sanford School)  who slammed in the only goal of the night. The score was Walpole’s first of 2012 and 11th of his career.

The Rangers were able to hold possession of the ball and keep it on the offensive for the remainder of the half. Drew fired a total of 13 shots in the final 45 minutes compared to just five by the Devils.

Sophomore Michael Reyes (Delran, N.J./Delran) earned his third-consecutive shutout making five saves in the win. FDU goalkeeper, Andrew D’Angelo was credited with a game-high eight saves in the loss.

The Rangers will look to make it four-in-a-row this Saturday when they travel to Purchase, N.Y., to take on Manhattanville College. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.

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