Men’s Soccer Hangs Tough, but Falls 1-0 to Adelphi

Men’s Soccer Hangs Tough, but Falls 1-0 to Adelphi

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Senior goalkeeper Mark Kotsopoulos (Shrewsbury, Mass.) made seven saves, but the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team fell to Adelphi University, 1-0, Saturday afternoon on Melucci Field for Northeast-10 men's soccer action.

With the loss, Saint Anselm will fall to 2-7 overall and 1-6 in the Northeast-10 conference, while the Panthers will bump to a 5-4 record with a 4-3 mark in the league.

After a scoreless first half, Alejandro Penzini struck for Adelphi as he picked up a cross from Juan Aguiar, on the right, and one touched the ball into the net past Kotsopoulos' right side for the 1-0 lead.

Saint Anselm had a chance late in the game when freshman Zachary Heckt (So. Windsor, Conn.) drew an Adelphi foul, which led to a Bruno Dasilva (Rockland, Md.) direct kick with 19 minutes remaining on the clock. Dasilva passed the ball over to senior Kevin Greene (Londonderry, N.H.), who sent the ball over the top of the net.

Another chance for Saint Anselm came in the 74th minute as freshman Jack Lynch (Weymouth, Mass.) ran on a loose ball and sent it flying just above the crossbar.

Adelphi goalie Ahmad Salamah stopped all four shots he faced. The Hawks were outshot 15-11, including 8-5 in the first half. Saint Anselm held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Hawks return to the field Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. when they play host to Franklin Pierce University. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by friending us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/STAHawks) and following us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/STAHawks).