Franklin Pierce Strikes Late, Edges Men’s Soccer

Sinisa Sprecakovic eyes the play.
BOX SCORE

When and Where: September 21, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Franklin Pierce University 2, Southern New Hampshire University 1
Records: SNHU 2-2-1 (0-1 Northeast-10), FPU 3-1-1 (1-0 Northeast-10)

Freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) staked the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team to an early, 1-0, lead, but a Franklin Pierce University goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation proved to be the difference as the Penmen fell at home to the Ravens on Saturday, 2-1.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • The goal gives Sprecakovic the team lead in points with six.
KEY MOMENT
  • After Franklin Pierce knotted the score midway through the first half, Stefan Lohberger knocked home a feed from Marc Foner with 9:10 to play in the second half to break the 1-1 stalemate.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) made one save, while Ravens' goalkeeper Clay Thomas turned away three shots.
  • FPU held a 9-6 edge in shots, including 7-2 over the final 45 minutes of action.
  • The Ravens also owned a slim 4-3 advantage in corner kicks that included a 3-2 edge in the second half.
NOTES
  • This is the earliest the Penmen have dropped two contests since the 2011 campaign when they opened the season 3-2.
  • SNHU falls to 96-17-12 (.816) over its last 125 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen resume Northeast-10 play on Wednesday, Sept. 25 (4 p.m.) when they head to Assumption College.
  • The next SNHU home game is Wednesday, Oct. 2 (4 p.m.) when Bentley University makes the trek to Penmen Stadium.

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