Men's Soccer

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

Men's Soccer Falls on the Road to Nichols, 4-1

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

Link: Box Score

Dudley, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team fell on the road in its season opener to Nichols College, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Nichols Soccer Field.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Nichols 4 | Albertus Magnus 1
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (0-1) | Nichols (2-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED
Nichols broke open the scoring in the second half as the hosts scored two late goals just four minutes apart to take the 2-0 advantage. Shortly after, sophomore Jonathan Beaucejour (Wallingford, Conn.) cut the Bisons' lead in half, 2-1, after netting his first goal of the season following a nice feed from Diogo Cruz (Naugatuck, Conn.). 

However, Nichols took over on offense scoring the final two goals of the game to secure the non-conference home win. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Nichols outshot Albertus 32-11 and posted a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
  • The Falcons were led offensively by Beaucejour who tallied four shots and a goal.
  • Gregory Giglio paced the Bisons' offense with five shots while Evan Lemoine and Chris Noga added four shots a piece.
  • Beaucejour's tally was his third goal of his career. 

BETWEEN THE PIPES

  • Nichols – Patrick Porpora (2-0) | 5 Shots on goal | 1 Goal-Against | 4 Saves | 90 minutes
  • Albertus MagnusJoe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) (0-1) | 13 Shots on goal | 4 Goals-Against | 9 Saves | 90 minutes

UP NEXT
The men's soccer team returns to action on Monday, Sept. 3 as the Falcons host SUNY New Paltz in a non-conference clash beginning at 6 p.m. at Celentano Field.