Worcester, Mass. (October 28) -- Despite a two-goal effort from senior Sam Lamptey (Worcester, Mass.), the Saint Anselm men's soccer team fell to Assumption College by a 3-2 final on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale. The game was a must-win for both teams, as the Greyhounds advance to the Northeast-10 Tournament for the first time since 2001.
Lamptey got the Hawks on the board with his 10th goal of the season at the 30:35 mark as he fired a shot high into the left corner for the 1-0 lead. Less than five minutes later, the Greyhounds tied the game on a goal by Brandon McGee as his shot was deflected in by a Saint Anselm defender. Lamptey had another goal in him though to give the Hawks the lead again as he scored on a lob shot from 50 yards out for his 11th goal of the season and a 2-1 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Jeffrey Swan tied things at 2-2 as he kicked the ball over a diving John Corridan (Holliston, Mass.) for his second goal of the season. The game winner for the Greyhounds came with less than 10 minutes in regulation as Andrew Kroh scored his fourth of the year for the 3-2 final.
Corridan made three saves for the Hawks in the loss, while Brendan McCann turned aside eight shots in the victory.
Saint Anselm completes the season at 6-10-2 overall and 4-7-2 in Northeast-10 play. Assumption is now 7-6-5 overall and 5-4-4 in league action.