Falcons Advance with 1-0 Win at St. Joseph's Maine

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

The Albertus Magnus men's soccer team came away with a 1-0 victory over second-seeded Saint Joseph's College on Sunday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Quarterfinal action in Standish, Maine.  Senior Dan Dwyer (Hamden, Conn.) finished on a corner kick sent into the box by sophomore Austin Tomin (Hamden, Conn.) to lead the Falcons to the win.

The victory improves the Falcons to 6-9-2 on the year as Albertus will now travel to Providence, R.I. on Wednesday afternoon to take on third-seeded Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in a 4:00 p.m. semifinal match-up.  JWU downed Emmanuel 3-0 on Sunday to stay alive in postseason play as well.

In today's contest, Dwyer's goal in the 71st minute proved to be the game winner as the Falcons are now 13-13-4 all-time in GNAC Tournament play. The Falcons have not lost a GNAC Tournament quarterfinal game since 2009 when they were the fifth seed playing at Norwich University.

The Monks outshot the Falcons 15-11 on the afternoon, including a 10-4 clip in the second half.

Lindsley Barrett (Shelton, Conn.) and Ross Suleski (Amesbury, Mass.) led the Falcons with three shots apiece, while St. Joseph's Kyle Shangraw led all players with five total shots.

The Monks' Scott Benner took the loss in net as he and his team fall to 10-8-1 on the year with the loss.  Benner tallied four saves in 90 minutes of work.

Albertus' Donato Piroscafo (Naugatuck, Conn.) faced four shots on goal and stopped all four for the Falcons.