Newton, Mass. - The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team overcame an early first half deficit for the 2-1 victory in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play over hosts Lasell College on Saturday afternoon.
Junior forward Alexis Garcia-Romero (West Haven, Conn.) broke the 1-1 tie in the 64th minute to lift Albertus Magnus to (4-2, 1-1 GNAC) this season.
Lasell College (0-5, 0-2 GNAC), put an early ball into the back of the net as senior Matteo Frazzoni (Southampton, Bermuda) beat a Falcons defender in the box seven minutes into the contest.
Lasell freshman keeper Matteo Cugno (Medford, Mass.) kept the visitors at Bay with six saves in 45 minutes of no-decision soccer.
The Falcons converted on two of 19 total shots in the second half in back-to-back goals that would ultimately lead to the Lasers' downfall. In less than a seven minute span, the Falcons fired off seven shots, six of which were stopped by freshman keeper Patrick McAvoy (Stony Point, N.Y.). Senior Alex Zapata (Hamden, Conn.) settled a deflected shot from junior Justyn Broderick (Orange, Conn.) and took the ball around a Lasell defender, past McAvoy's right shoulder for the finish.
Overall, the Falcons outshot the home team 32-11 and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
McAvoy (0-3) suffered the loss in second half relief with five saves, while sophomore Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) (4-2, 1-1 GNAC) took the win in the cage for the Falcons with four total stops.
The Albertus Magnus men's soccer team returns to action Tuesday as they travel to Mitchell College (New London, Conn.) for a non-conference match at 3:00 p.m.