Men's Soccer Loses 1-0 Decision to 2017 NE10 Championship Runner-Up Bentley

Men's Soccer Loses 1-0 Decision to 2017 NE10 Championship Runner-Up Bentley

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's soccer team fell to 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Championship runner-up Bentley University, 1-0, on Saturday at the Bentley Soccer Field during NE10 play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-5-1, 2-3-1 NE10), Bentley (4-3-2, 2-3-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Redshirt sophomore Leland Gazo (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial/Bradley), 6 saves

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Harrison Bourgeois, 1 goal
  • Senior David Price, 3 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Bentley was the 2017 NE10 Championship runner-up.
  • Saint Michael's leads series 15-14-3, having gone 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings.
  • The Falcons held slim edges in shots (12-8) and corner kicks (6-5).
  • Purple Knights' second one-goal loss this season.

THE ACTION

  • On the first shot of the game, sophomore Connor Mote drilled the post in the fifth minute.
  • Gazo recorded stops off shots by Mote and junior Nick Halliday in the 16th and 18th minutes, respectively, sandwiched around junior Jake Bannon (Clifton, Va./Paul VI Catholic) and first-year Chris Gallier (Bow, N.H./Bow) having back-to-back shots blocked in the 17th minute.
  • Bentley began the second half with a three-shot sequence in the 47th minute that Gazo bookended with saves around a blocked shot.
  • In the 71st minute, Bannon sent a corner kick that junior back Justin D'Orlando (Middleton, Mass./Bridgton Academy) sent over the crossbar.
  • Gazo denied first-year Hunter Marshall's bid during a corner set in the 73rd minute.
  • During the 78th minute, Bourgeois drove a shot from just outside the box into the net to put Bentley ahead.
  • The Purple Knights' final opportunity came late, when Bannon had an 87th-minute shot stopped by Price, and an ensuing corner kick yielded no shots.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State University, 3 p.m.
  • The Owls qualified for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.