Men's soccer falls to regionally-ranked Southern N.H., 3-1

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Nichollas Guimaraes (Haverhill, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team scored his first collegiate goal late in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire University at Melucci Field.

Box Score

The Hawks fall to 0-3 on the season and to 0-1 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Southern New Hampshire, ranked fourth in the East Region and receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II National Poll, moves to 5-0 on the year after winning its league opener.

Down by a 3-0 margin in the last 10 seconds of regulation time, freshman Taylor Silverstein (Concord, N.H.) settled a ball in heavy crease traffic and set up the scoring play. Crashing toward the left post, Guimaraes collected a nice pass from Silverstein and chipped home his first collegiate goal with exactly eight seconds left in regulation time.

Southern New Hampshire opened up the scoring in the game's 29th minute as Nadjib Chibout collected a long-range pass from Jannik Mohr, sprinting past a Saint Anselm defender for his first goal of the season. Alex Satrustegui scored his league-leading 10th goal of the season in similar fashion at 58:52, reeling in a pass from his defensive end and beating the Hawks netminder.

Ramon Hofmann added SNHU's third goal at 86:05, earning the unassisted tally after settling a bouncing ball and carrying it up the field, one-on-one, and firing a shot from the top of the 18' foot box for his first marker of the year.

Hawks goalkeeper Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) made nine saves for the second-straight outing. Daniel Milton made two saves on three shots for the Penmen, picking up the victory.

Saint Anselm was whistled for 23 of the game's 33 fouls while the visitors held the five-to-three edge in corner kicks. Southern New Hampshire fired 20 shots total, including 14 in the second half.

The Hawks head to Albany, N.Y. for a 5 p.m. showdown with Saint Rose this Saturday, Sept. 15.