Manchester, N.H. (October 8) -- Led by a hat trick from senior forward Sam Lamptey (Worcester, Mass.), the Saint Anselm men's soccer team won its second straight game with a 4-1 win over American International on Wednesday afternoon. Lamptey now has six goals in his last five games as the Hawks are winners of three of their last four league contests.
Lamptey got the Hawks on the board in the 10th minute and added to that lead just four minutes later as he scored on a header to make it 2-0. The play was set up by a pass from Giuseppe La Rocca (Gloucester, Mass.). The Yellow Jackets closed to within 2-1 in the 32nd minute on a penalty kick from Benard Kessie (Worcester, Mass.) and the game went into halftime with that score.
The Hawks had a penalty kick of their own in the 50th minute as Lamptey completed the hat trick for the 3-1. The hat trick is the first of his career for the Hawks. Justin Labonte (Pembroke, Mass.) added his second career goal, off an assist from Lamptey, to make it a 4-1 final.
Junior goalie John Corridan (Holliston, Mass.) made two saves in the victory, while Joseph Ferrentino (East Longmeadow, Mass.) turned aside six shots in net for AIC in the loss.
With the win, Saint Anselm improves to 5-6-1 overall and is .500 in the league at 3-3-1. American International drops to 3-8-2 overall and is 1-5-2 in the Northeast-10. The Hawks are back in action on Saturday afternoon as the team travels to Stonehill for a 1 p.m. start in Easton, Mass.