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Nashua, N.H. - Behind a goal and an assist from sophomore Abdoul Aremu (West Haven, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team defeated Rivier University, 3-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon at Raider Field.The Falcons close out conference play with a record of 5-2-4 earning a spot in the 2018 GNAC Tournament.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 3 | Rivier 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (6-5-4, 5-2-4) | Rivier University (0-14-3, 0-10-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Junior Matt Cotto (Stratford, Conn.) gave the Falcons the early 1-0 edge 10 minutes in after netting his third goal of the season.
- Cotto was able to find the back of the net after finding the loose ball following a save attempt by the Raiders' keeper.
- The Falcons outshot the Raiders in the first, 12-2, including four shot attempts from sophomore Abdoul Aremu (West Haven, Conn).
- Junior Diogo Cruz (Naugatucl, Conn.) and Aremu extended the Falcons' lead to three, 3-0, after scoring back-to-back goals at the 61st and 69th minute, respectively.
- Cruz's goal came about after a converted pass from Aremu.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus held the advantage in shots, 23-2, as well as in corner kicks, 4-0.
- Ramone Bonfante and Matt Heckler each posted a shot for the Raiders.
- Four Falcons registered two shots on goal.
- Both teams posted eight fouls.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus - Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn) (W, 6-5-4): 2 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 2 Saves | 84:52 Minutes
- Albertus - John Brunetti (West Haven, Conn.): 0 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 0 Saves | 5:08 Minutes
- Rivier - Nicholas Hasenfus: Shots on Goal | Goals-Against | Saves | Minutes
- Rivier - Cody Richards: Shots on Goal | Goals-Against | Saves | Minutes
The men's soccer team closes out the 2018 regular season with a home non-conference matchup against Westfield State on Senior Night (Oct. 22). Prior to the 7 p.m. kick-off, the men's soccer team will be honoring its six-member senior class - John Brunetti, Joe Russo, Kaj Djonne (Sandy Hook, Conn.), Luis Sandoval (Hamden, Conn.), Tyler Saad (Naugatuck, Conn>0 and Anthony Bartolini (Waterbury, Conn.).