When and Where: September 29, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Adelphi University 4, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Records: Adelphi 6-2-1 (5-1-0 NE10), SNHU 9-1-0 (5-1-0 NE10)
Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) scored a pair of goals, but the sixth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team was tripped up by Adelphi University, 4-2, Saturday evening at Penmen Stadium.
- It was Satrustegui's fifth multiple-goal performance of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Adelphi stunned Southern New Hampshire early, as Patrick Guier collected a long pass over midfield from Mads Michaelsen before weaving through traffic into the box and beating senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) at the 4:53 mark.
- Milton kept it 1-0 midway through the 10th minute when a header from James Thristino seemed destined for the lower left corner of the net, but Milton rushed over to the post and was somehow able to keep the ball from going in.
- The Panthers would double their lead in the final second of the 14th minute when Milton made the initial save on Thristino, but the forward was able to maneuver around the down-and-out goalkeeper to boot the loose ball into the back of the net.
- Adelphi stretched its lead to 3-0 in the 22nd minute when Guier set up a Paolo Marciano goal from the right side of the box.
- Satrustegui put the Penmen on the board early in the 24th minute when he collected a rebound off a shot from sophomore Nadjib Chibout (Leon, France) and popped the ball into the left side of the net.
- Adelphi re-gained its three-goal lead midway through the 30th minute when Taylor Kaczynski ran onto a ball that Aidan Keenan had put off Milton and finished it into the left side of the net to make it 4-1.
- SNHU nearly got one back in the 34th minute, as a free kick from graduate student João Brum (Ribeira Grande, Portugal) sailed into the near right side of the box, where sophomore Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany), running from left-to-right, flicked a header on net that Adelphi goalkeeper Matt Apicella made a great save on. That led to a corner kick for the Penmen, with graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France) nearly finding the back of the net on a header that was cleared off the goal line by an Adelphi defender. The hosts would get another corner off of that play and generated another chance, but a header by senior Olafur Einarsson (Esafjordur, Iceland) went just high.
- The Penmen pulled within 4-2 early in the 40th minute as Laokandi slotted a thru-ball into the box for Satrustegui, who sent a blast that caromed off the right post and in.
- Following an Adelphi red card in the 55th minute, a free kick from the right side off the foot of grad student Jonathan Cruickshank (Diego Martin Trinidad & Tobago) was tipped narrowly wide of the far post by a diving Apicella.
- The Penmen had another great chance in the 63rd minute when Satrustegui's header looked like it was going to the back of the net, but Apicella climbed the ladder to punch it over the crossbar.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Milton made three saves, while Apicella racked up 11 stops.
- The Penmen owned a 21-10 advantage in shots, including 11-1 in the second half.
- Southern New Hampshire also held a 7-2 margin in corner kicks.
- Southern New Hampshire, which is ranked sixth in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, has its nine-game winning streak to begin the season snapped.
- The loss also breaks up a 10-game home unbeaten streak, which began following a 2-1 loss to Southern Connecticut State University on Sept. 27 of last season.
- Satrustegui has now scored in 22 of the 27 matches he has played in with the Penmen, who fall to 19-3 when he finds the back of the net. SNHU had won eight straight when Satrustegui scored at least one goal.
- With 16 goals and two assists for 34 points through 10 games, Satrustegui has already equaled or surpassed two of those categories from his 15-goal, 4-assist, 34-point performance from 17 matches a year ago.
- Southern New Hampshire dips to 90-12-9 (.851) over its last 111 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
- The Penmen also fall to 67-8-6 (.864) over their last 81 contests at home, including 5-1-0 at Penmen Stadium.
- The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Oct. 6 (6 p.m.) when they take on American International College.
- The next home match for SNHU is Tuesday, Oct. 9 (7 p.m.) when it plays host to the University of New Haven at Penmen Stadium.
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