Men's Soccer

2017 record: 7-10-1; GNAC 4-5-1 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1996 & 2012)

Men's Soccer Shuts Out Rivier, 3-0

Men's Soccer Shuts Out Rivier, 3-0

Link: Box Score

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.

THE BASICS
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
First Half:

  • 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).

Second Half:

  • 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

UP NEXT
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.).