Falcons Drop 1-0 Decision to Emmanuel

Falcons Drop 1-0 Decision to Emmanuel

New Haven, CT - The Albertus Magnus College Men's Soccer team dropped a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) game 1-0 to visiting Emmanuel College on Monday afternoon.  The Falcons outshot their opponents 19-7 but couldn't find the back of the net.

An even first half saw both teams entering halftime tied 0-0.  Emmanuel scored just 22 seconds into the second half when junior midfielder Jeremy Scanlon (Woburn, MA/Belmont) finished a pass from sophomore forward Kevin Shirley (Madison, CT/Daniel Hand) to make the score 1-0.

The Falcons struggled to find the back of the net missing a few key opportunities in the second half.  Emmanuel College junior goalkeeper Wilhelm Du Bois (Key Biscane, FL/Coral Gables) made a game saving play in the 75th minute when he punched a rocket off the leg of junior forward Jamal Howard (West Haven, CT/West Haven) just high enough that it hit the cross bar preventing the goal.

Albertus outshot Emmanuel 11-2 in the second half but couldn't find a way to finish.  DuBois made eight saves in the shutout victory while freshman goalkeeper Donato Piroscafo (Naugatuck, CT/Naugatuck) made saves for the Falcons. 

Albertus drops to 10-4, 4-2 GNAC while Emmanuel improves to 5-7-2, 3-2-1 GNAC.  The Falcons travel to Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT for a non-conference match on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.