When and Where: September 19, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 1, Assumption College 0
Records: SNHU 7-0-0 (3-0-0 NE10), Assumption 4-2-0 (2-1-0 NE10)
Sophomore Nadjib Chibout (Leon, France) scored what would be the game winner in the 13th minute, as the 20th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team held off Assumption College for a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night at Penmen Stadium.
- Chibout's goal was his second of the season.
- Senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) stopped both shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) was stopped twice in the opening 10 minutes on a pair of nice saves from Assumption goalkeeper Sebastian Jimenez.
- Early in the 13th minute, after Satrustegui hit back-to-back right posts, the ball caromed out to the left, where sophomore Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) corralled the ball and quickly sent it ahead for Chibout on the near side of the box. Chibout hit a shot into the far right side of the net to put the Penmen up, 1-0.
- Satrustegui, the nation's leading goal scorer, finally looked to have his goal midway through the 53rd minute when he kicked the ball around Jimenez and out-raced a pair of Assumption defenders to boot it into the vacant net, but after a celebration had ignited, the far linesman waved his flag to signal an offside call.
- Satrustegui was robbed again in the 64th minute when sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) fed a centering pass from the left flank into the box, but Satrustegui's quick touch to the right corner of the goal was stopped by Jimenez.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Jimenez made seven saves for Assumption.
- The Penmen owned a 21-7 advantage in shots, including 11-1 in the opening half.
- Southern New Hampshire also held an 8-5 edge in corner kicks, including 6-1 in the second stanza.
- Southern New Hampshire, which is ranked 20th in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, is unbeaten through its first seven games for the second straight season and the fourth time in five years.
- SNHU improves to 20-1-4 all-time versus Assumption.
- Satrustegui was kept off the scoresheet for the first time all season.
- SNHU is now 66-7-6 (.873) over its last 79 contests at home, including 4-0-0 at Penmen Stadium.
- Southern New Hampshire improves to 88-11-9 (.856) over its last 108 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
- The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) when they play host to Stonehill College at Penmen Stadium.
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