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Men's Soccer Shutouts Nichols, 1-0, in Home Opener

Men's Soccer Shutouts Nichols, 1-0, in Home Opener

New Haven, Conn. – A goal scored by Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) with just under three minutes to go in the first half was the difference in the non-conference contest as the Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team bested Nichols College, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Celentano Field.

THE BASICS          
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 1 | Nichols College 0
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-0) | Nichols College (1-1)


Ourmorou broke the scoreless contest in the 43rd minute of play with his second goal of the fall. The West Haven, Conn. native gained control of the ball, juked a couple of defenders and beat the Bison keeper to give the Falcons the one-goal edge. 

Nichols had the opportunity to score about a minute later, but a valiant save by Falcons' goalkeeper Jared Brennan (North Haven, Conn.) kept the visitors off the board entering the half, 1-0.

The Falcons' backline, along with Brennan, kept the potent Bison attack off the board for the remainder of the way to secure the home win.


  • Albertus: Jared Brennan (W, 2-0) - 3 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 3 Saves
  • Nichols: Juan Carlos de la Cruz (L, 1-1) - 3 Shots on Goal | 1 Goal-Against | 2 Saves


  • Both Nichols and Albertus had four corner kicks on the afternoon.
  • The Falcons outshot the Bison by a 14-9 edge.
  • Oumorou and Abdoul Aremu (West Haven, Conn.) combined for eight of the Falcons' 14 shots.
  • Freshman Michael Hidalgo (Norwalk, Conn.) also served as an offensive threat for the hosts recording three shots.


  • Albertus defeated Nichols for the fourth time in all-time series (4-3-1).
  • This was the second straight shutout from the Falcons.

Albertus returns to action on Wednesday, September 4th as the Falcons battle Dean College in a non-conference showdown at Celentano Field. Game time is set for 7:30 PM.

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