MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team was downed by a 1-0 margin at the hands of the Purple Knights from Saint Michael's College on Wednesday.
Saint Anselm falls to 0-5 on the season, remaining winless in three Northeast-10 Conference matches to date. Saint Michael's knocked off the Hawks for the second time this season, improving to 2-4 overall and to 1-2 against league foes.
Saint Michael's freshman Chris Gallier scored the lone goal of the game only 2:54 into the second half. An aggressive play by the Purple Knights first year took the ball away from a Hawks midfielder and he carried it right to goal, shooting a ball from right to left past the sprawling Saint Anselm netminder for the eventual game-winning goal.
Freshman Michael Budrewicz (Boxford, Mass.) had a bid for his second career goal in the game's 31st minute but a Purple Knights defender sprinted back and cleared the ball from the goal line.
Senior Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) made three saves on four shots, drawing the loss. Gabriel Pineda earned the shutout for the Purple Knights, making five saves.
Both teams posted 14 shots apiece, with Saint Anselm having the 6-5 edge in the first half and the Purple Knights taking nine of the second half's 17 shots.
Saint Anselm heads to Adelphi on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a 3 p.m. showdown.