Manchester, N.H. (September 10) - The Saint Anselm men's soccer team dropped a Northeast-10 Conference match to the University of New Haven 3-2 at Melucci Field Wednesday afternoon. The loss drops the Hawks to 2-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 in conference, while the win improves New Haven to 2-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the Northeast-10.
The Chargers scored first, when Anthony Romano (Plainview, N.Y.) stole the ball from the Hawk defenders and fired it past Saint Anselm goalie Hunter Wootten (Westhampton Beach, N.Y.) to make it 1-0. Ten minutes later, Jessey Fernandez (Hanson, Mass.) took a lead pass from Romano and made the score 2-0 Chargers before the half.
In the second half, the New Haven struck first again as Romano stole the ball from the Hawks defenders and passed it to Steven Gennuso (Middletown, Conn.) cutting in front of the net to beat Wootten to make it 3-0.
The Hawks hit the scoreboard late, when Michael Searson (Avon, Conn.) took a pass from Tyler Sangster (Duxbury, Mass.) and put it past Charger goalie James Hilaire (Jacmel, Haiti). In the games 80th minute, the Hawks cut the lead in half when Keesan Howe (Norwich, Conn.) took a lead pass from Sangster to make the game 3-2. A few last minute shots by the Hawks went wide as the Chargers went on for the 3-2 victory.
Next up for Saint Anselm is a neutral site game against Dominican College at Merrimack on Saturday, at noon. New Haven is also back in action on Saturday at home against C.W. Post at 3:30 p.m.