New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team came up short, 4-2, in non-conference play against SUNY New Paltz Monday evening at Celentano Field.
FINAL SCORE: SUNY New Paltz 4 | Albertus Magnus 2
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (0-2) | SUNY New Paltz (3-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
SUNY New Paltz jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage just eight minutes in following back-to-back goals from Ryan Martinez and James Hennessy. Nearly two minutes later, freshman Peter Rivera (Norwalk, Conn.) would find the back of the net for his first collegiate goal to bring the Falcons to within one, 2-1, with plenty of time left to play in the half.
With less than a minute to go in the first, Luke Dole would put one passed the Falcons' keeper to give the visitors the 3-1 edge entering halftime.
Midway through the second, the Hawks would find themselves up by three, 4-1, as Kevin Doorley scored on a penalty kick at the 68th minute. The Falcons final attempt came at the 85th minute as junior Diogo Cruz (Naugatuck, Conn.) scored on a penalty kcik following a foul on SUNY New Paltz.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Hawks outshot the Falcons, 24-8, including a 15-2 shots on goal advantage.
- SUNY New Paltz also held the advantage in corner kicks, 11-2, against the Falcons' defense.
- Along with his goal, Doorley posted a team-high six shots.
- Freshman Emmanuel Yeboah (Hamden, Conn.) paced the Falcons' attack with two shots.
- Cruz's goal in the second half was his first goal of his career.
- Senior Tyler Saad (Shelton, Conn.) earned his first point of the season off Rivera's goal in the first half.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- SUNY New Paltz – Declan Costello | 1 Shot on goal | 1 Goal-Against | 0 Saves | 13:50 Minutes
- SUNY New Paltz – Marc DePasquale (W, 2-0) | 1 Shot on goal | 1 Goal-Against | 0 Saves | 76:10 Minutes
- Albertus Magnus – Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) (0-2) | 15 Shots on goal | 4 Goals-Against | 11 Saves | 90 minutes
The men's soccer team returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 5 as the Falcons battle SUNY Purchase under the lights in Purchase, N.Y. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.