Men's Soccer

2018 Record: 6-6-5; GNAC Record: 5-2-4 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1996 & 2012)

Falcons Have Three Game Winning Streak Snapped By Western CT 2-1

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Western Connecticut State University on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.

Western Connecticut State sophomore forward Cole Hyla (East Haddam, Conn.) scored an unassisted goal in the 41st minute to give Western the 1-0 edge going into halftime.

The Falcons narrowly tied the game when sophomore Alex Zapata (Hamden, Conn.) blasted a shot that skimmed the top of the cross bar in the 58th minute.  Zapata would just miss wide 10 minutes later on a free kick following a Western foul. 

Alexis Garcia (West Haven, Conn.) would score his team leading 12th goal of the season in the 77th minute on a nice pass from Zapata to tie the score 1-1.

Hyla would answer in the 82nd minute with his second goal of the contest and eventual game winner when freshman forward Shane Bierfeldt (Torrington, Conn.) gave him a quality pass into the box.

The Falcons held a 15-11 shot advantage and a 10-9 edge in corner kicks on the day. 

The Falcons drop to 7-2-2, 1-1-1 GNAC on the season while Western Connecticut State University improves to 4-5-1, 0-2 LEC.  Albertus returns to action on Saturday when they travel to GNAC opponent Rivier University for a 2:00 p.m. start.