Men's Soccer

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

Men's Soccer and Westfield State Ends in 0-0 Draw on Senior Night

Men's Soccer and Westfield State Ends in 0-0 Draw on Senior Night

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team and Westfield State University fought to a 0-0 draw in the Falcons' regular season finale on Monday evening at Celantano Field.

Prior to kick-off, the men's soccer team honored its six-member senior class - John Brunetti (West Haven, Conn.), Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.), Kaj Djonne (Sandy Hook, Conn.), Luis Sandoval (Hamden, Conn.), Tyler Saad (Naugatuck, Conn.) and Anthony Bartolini(Waterbury, Conn.).

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 0 | Westfield State 0 (2OT)
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (6-5-5) | Westfield State (5-5-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half:

  • Westfield State controlled the opening half outshooting Albertus, 11-5, including two shots each from Dave Serafino and Paul Soucy.
  • The Falcons were led offensively in the first by sophomore Abdoul Aremu (West Haven, Conn.) who registered two shots attempts.
  • Russo posted eight saves in net over the first 45 minutes.

Second Half:

  • The Owls continued to control the momentum of the game registering 13 shot attempts compared to the Falcons who had only five.
  • Junior Diogo Cruz (Naugatuck, Conn.), freshman Emmanuel Yeboah (Hamden, Conn.) and senior Tyler Saad (Naugatuck, Conn.) each took two shots a piece.
  • Both of Cruz's shot attempts were saved by the Owls' keeper at 47:18 and 74:01.

Overtime:

  • The Falcons final attempts to score was in the second overtime as Sandoval had two shot attempts that were saved by the Owls' keeper while Jonathan Beaucejour (Wallingford, Conn.) shot hit the cross bar.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Westfield State outshot the Falcons by a 26-16 margin.
  • The Owls also held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-1.

BETWEEN THE PIPES

  • Albertus – Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) (T, 6-5-5): 10 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 10 Saves | 110 Minutes
  • Westfield State – Sean Moore: 4 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 4 Saves | 65 Minutes
  • Westfield State – Griffin Brown (T, 0-1-1): 2 Shots on Goal | 0 Goal-Against | 2 Saves | 45 Minutes

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus will face fourth-seeded Colby Sawyer on Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m in the first round of the GNAC Tournament. The Falcons are making their 23rd appearance in the tournament and hold a 16-19-4 in the postseason.

Saturday, October 27 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #8 Emmanuel at #1 Saint Joseph's of Maine - 3:00 PM
Game 2: #5 Albertus Magnus at #4 Colby-Sawyer - 2:30 PM
Game 3: #6 Saint Joseph (CT) at #3 Norwich - 4:30 PM
Game 4: #7 Regis at #2 Johnson & Wales - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, October 30 - Semifinals (at higher seeds)
Game 5: 4/5 winner vs. 1/8 winner
Game 6: 3/6 winner vs. 2/7 winner

Saturday, November 3 - Championship 
Game 7: at highest remaining seed