Men’s Soccer: NU keeps close, falls 1-0

Men’s Soccer: NU keeps close, falls 1-0 By Conor Nevins

go here BROOKLINE – The Northeastern men’s soccer team will introduce itself to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) when it travels to Delaware on Friday to take on the Blue Hens.

اخبار اسهم شركة اسمنت الجًف Ideally, the Huskies and head coach Brian Ainscough wish they were making the trip on the heels of an important victory against New Hampshire Tuesday. Instead, the team had to settle with a four-game losing streak, as the Huskies fell to UNH 1-0 at Parsons Field.

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follow site Following an excruciating home defeat to Holy Cross, the Huskies had a full week to prepare for their old America East rival – plenty of time to solve the goal-scoring problems and defensive mistakes that have cost them at key junctures in this young season. The inability to score goals remained against the Wildcats, however, as the Huskies were left scoreless. Northeastern has netted just four goals in seven games this year. And while the defense improved behind yet another strong outing from senior goalkeeper Sergio Saccoccio, who became the team’s all-time leader in minutes played last week, it was a defensive mistake that cost them the only goal of the game with 24 minutes left in the first half.

here A foul committed by freshman defender Andrew Konoplesky gave UNH a free kick just outside the box. The Wildcats quickly sent the ball out to defender Pedro Braz who sent a cross back into the front of the NU goal. The Huskies were unable to clear the goalmouth scramble and the loose ball was tapped in by senior forward Eric Masi, giving the Wildcats the 1-0 lead they would hold onto for the rest of the game. Northeastern was able to threaten the Wildcat defense in the first half. Freshman midfielder Nick Patrikis played a one-two combination with sophomore Greg Kilkenny just outside the penalty box and freed himself up for a shot, but his effort was tipped to the side by UNH goalkeeper Brian Levey. Kilkenny also saw a left-footed blast from outside the box go just over the top corner later in the first half. برنامج فوركيس The Huskies led in possessions throughout the game, but the Wildcats seemed content to sit on their one goal and began to pack their defensive third toward the end of the first half. UNH played with as many as five fullbacks in the second half, sending only one man forward and rarely attacking out of their half.

الخيارات الثنائية اختبار التداول The Huskies tried to break down the stingy Wildcat defense but their efforts were limited to long-range shots and long-ball set pieces, sending NU to a 1-5-1 record. UNH improved to 7-1-1 on the season.

enter “I think the kids were more apt to deal with the responsibilities on the defensive end,” Ainscough said. “But it’s the same empty feeling at the end of the game. The only way you can gain confidence is to win the game.”

see url Confidence may be the key if the Huskies are to make a strong start in conference play. Senior captain Jeff Gannon and the rest of the Huskies hope to put the slow start behind them and have a positive beginning in the CAA.

go site “The first two opponents that we face aren’t the better of the ones that we’ll be facing in the conference, so we can take a little confidence in that,” Gannon said. “We have a few days to keep working and practicing and it’ll come.” NU officially debuts in the CAA at Delaware on Friday at 7 p.m. Its next opponent will be Drexel at Parsons Field on Sunday for an afternoon tilt at 1 p.m. The games begin a month-long trip for the Huskies through the conference, where they will get their first taste of the new conference and what its squads have to offer. Delaware is led by defenseman Anthony Talarico, who has two goals for four points in six games.

The Blue Hens’ other main threat is Sobhan Tadjalli, who has a goal and leads the team with 16 shots.

Taylor Thames and Chris Jones have been in net for Delaware. Thames, who leads the way with 355 minutes, has a 0.76 GAA. Jones has played 255 minutes with a 1.60 GAA.

Delaware recorded its first win of the season at Navy with a 1-0 victory on Sept. 21.

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