Men’s soccer falls to Franklin Pierce in NE10 action

Men’s soccer falls to Franklin Pierce in NE10 action

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team posted a 3-0 loss at the hands of Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday afternoon at Melucci Field.

Box Score

The Hawks drop to 6-4 on the year and 2-4 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. With the win, Franklin Pierce improved to a 6-2-1 overall record while going 4-1 in conference play through Wednesday.

After a scoreless opening 35 minutes, the Ravens took control and buried two goals in a span of three minutes off the feet of Antonio Ferreira and Marc FornerStefan Lohberger added insurance with a tally of his own in the 71st minute.

One of the best scoring chances for Saint Anselm came in the first 13 minutes as four shots were fired toward goal, but only one needed to be saved by Ravens backstop Jadel Poon-Lewis.

Senior Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) stopped two shots before yielding to freshman Brian Underhill (Westford, Mass.) to start the second half. The first-year Hawks goalkeeper finished the game out with two stops of his own. Poon-Lewis earned his second win of the season, stopping three shots in total.

The Ravens outshot the Hawks, 17-7, while also earning five more corners than the hosts.

The Hawks stay at Melucci Field for their next matchup as they host Saint Rose on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Before the match, the Hawks will honor the careers of seniors Rostkowski and Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) as part of Senior Day.