Men's Soccer

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

Men's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision to St. Joseph's College (Maine)

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team was defeated by Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) foe St. Joseph's College (Maine), 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Celentano Field.

The Falcons dropped to 7-4-1, (2-2-1 GNAC) with the setback, while the visiting Monks improved to 10-1-3, (5-0 GNAC) remaining undefeated in GNAC play.

St. Joe's opened the scoring in the 13th minute off the head of sophomore forward Brett Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) from a a well placed cross off the leg of sophomore defensivemen Mitchell Cyr (Rochester, N.H.).  The score would remain 1-0 at the end of the first half with the visitors holding a 8-3 shots advantage while Albertus held the edge in corner kicks 3-1.

In the 58th minute, Mattos would find the back of the net again off his head but this time on a cross from senior defensemen Nicholas Borowski (Webster, Mass.) to give the Monks the 2-0 lead eventually holding on to earn the 2-0 victory.

In net, AMC sophomore Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) turned aside seven shots in a losing effort for the Falcons. On the opposite end, St. Joe's sophomore Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) picked up the win for the Monks turning away five shots.

The visitors held a 12-5 advantage in shots and took three corners compared to four for the hosts.

Albertus Magnus returns to action on Monday, October 10, with a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) showdown in Nashua, N.H. against Rivier University that is slated to begin at 4:00 pm. 

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