MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team was unable to score in its home opener, losing 2-0 to Queens College.
The Knights improve to 2-2-1 on the season while the Hawks fall to 0-2. Saint Anselm returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 11, looking to gain their first win of the season against Southern New Hampshire University.
After a scoreless first half, Queens scored 1:04 into the second half as Emgi Gousse scored an unassisted goal, creating a 1-0 lead. The visitors advantage grew to 2-0 as Pedro Lamarre put home a rebound off a save by Saint Anselm goaltender Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.).
Junior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) had a chance to put the Hawks on the board with a penalty kick at 27:53 in the first half, but his attempt was saved by the Knights goaltender Joseph Weinstein.
Queens fired 16 of the second half's 21 shots and finished the game with the statistical edge in shots, 22-11. The physical game also saw both teams combine for 39 fouls.
Rostkowski had a career-high nine saves on the afternoon for the Hawks. The Knights' Joseph Weinstein completed the shutout with six saves.