WORCESTER, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team lost, 4-1, to Assumption College on Saturday night at the Multi-Sport Stadium in Northeast-10 Conference action.
The Hawks fall to 0-11-2 overall and 0-9-2 in NE10 action while the Greyhounds improve to 7-5-2 and 5-4-2 in league play. For Saint Anselm, the goal marked their first one since a Sept. 29 setback against American International, snapping a streak of five games without a tally.
Sophomore Jayden West (Pinetop-Lakeside, Ariz.) ended the scoreless streak with his second-career marker. Freshman Jordan Trombly (Manchester, N.H.) dished out his first-career assist and point on the goal.
It was the Greyhounds who took an early 1-0 lead. After nearly taking the lead moments earlier, Assumption took advantage of their next opportunity in the 14th minute. Jason Lages took a shot from 15 yards out giving the home team a 1-0 lead. Xavier Carmona added an assist on the play.
Assumption added to its lead at the 26:21 mark of the first half. Alex Moschella sent a cross into the box, finding the head of Kevin Hernandez to give the Greyhounds a 2-0 lead.
The Hawks had an opportunity in the 29th minute to cut into Assumption's lead. Sophomore Zach Elliot (Manchester, N.H.) dribbled in from the right side, firing on shot on net. However, Assumption keeper Sebastian Jimenez was there for the save.
Elliot again had a chance to cut the lead in half, this time on a cross from freshman Taylor Silverstein (Concord, N.H.). The rookie sent the ball in from the left side of the field, finding the head of Elliot just inside the 10-yard line. However, the ball went directly into the hands of Jimenez.
The Greyhounds quickly added to their lead to 3-0 in the second half as Moschella scored on a free kick in the 48th minute. Lagas picked up his second tally of the night to make it 4-0 at the 65:47 mark.
The Hawks would not go quietly, however, as West answered 1:03 later. Trombly helped set up the goal, as West found a rebound and put it away to make it 4-1 in favor of Assumption.
Senior goalkeeper Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) made three saves in just over 73 minutes of action. Freshman Connor Page (Manchester, N.H.) finished the remainder of the game in net for the Hawks and made a pair saves.
Although Assumption had a 17-13 advantage in shots on goal, both teams each landed nine of them on net. The Hawks held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Hawks welcome the Falcons of Bentley University to Melucci Field on Tuesday, Oct. 23 for a 3 p.m. NE10 Conference matchup.