New London, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team fell on the road to in-state foe Coast Guard, 2-1, on Tuesday evening in non-conference action at Nitchman Field.
The Falcons (7-3-1) saw their six-game unbeaten streak come to an end with the setback, while the Bears (8-2-1) avenged a 2-0 defeat to AMC last fall in the Elm City.
Coast Guard erased a one-goal deficit with two unanswered markers to earn the triumph. The hosts broke a 1-1 tie early in the second half as junior forward Like Telang scored in the 58th minute. Telgan's tally was his fifth of the season, second of the game and was unassisted. The strike also proved to be the game-winner as the Bears held the Falcon attack at bay for the remainder of the tilt.
Albertus Magnus opeend the scoring in the 18th minute as senior Matt Mueller (Cheshire, Conn.) converted a feed from junior forward Justyn Broderick (Orange, Conn.). Mueller scored for the second game in a row and the marker was his fourth of the fall. The helper was Broderick's team-leading fifth of the campaign as he has now registered a point or better in five straight games.
The Bears tied the game at one as Letang netted his first tally of the day in the 28th minute. The game-tying goal was assisted by Alex Lane.
In net, AMC sophomore Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) turned aside three shots in a losing effort for the Falcons. On the opposite end, Coast Guard freshman Dakota Harich picked up the win for the Bears.
The hosts held a 16-3 advantage in shots and took three corners compared to zero for the guests. Albertus Magnus made the most of their one shot on goal, as Mueller scored early in the first half.
Albertus Magnus is now 5-3 in one-goal games this fall. Nine of the team's 11 games this season, including eight of the last nine, have been decided by one goal of fewer.
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Saturday, October 8, with a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) showdown at home with Saint Joseph's (Maine) that is slated to begin at 3:15 pm. Last October, the Falcons ended the Monks season with a 2-1 victory in overtime in the conference semifinals.