Men's Soccer Clinches NE10 Berth with 4-0 Shutout of Southern Connecticut

BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 2, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Southern Connecticut State University 0
Records: SNHU 8-4-3 (6-3-2 NE10), SCSU 4-7-4 (3-6-2 NE10)

Freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) collected a pair of assists in a four-goal outburst, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team blanked Southern Connecticut State University, 4-0, Saturday at Penmen Stadium.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Sprecakovic extends his point streak to five staight after bookending the four Penmen goals with helpers.
  • Graduate student Alex Satrustegui (San Sebastian, Spain), sophomore Simon Skogestad (Buskerud, Norway), and juniors Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) and Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany) all scored goals for the Penmen.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) stopped all four shots he faced over the opening 77:26 and redshirt-sophomore Jackson Rivers (Epping, N.H.) made two saves over the final 12:34, as SNHU recorded its third clean sheet of the season.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Satrustegui opened the scoring early in the 18th minute, with Skogestad doubling the lead late in the 25th. Chibout and Mohr put the game out of reach with strikes in the 56th and 63rd minutes, respectively.
  • SCSU goalkeeper Aren Seeger stopped four of eight shots in the initial 68:40, with Andrey Carvalho making both saves in the final 21:20.
  • The Penmen outshot the Owls, 22-11.
  • Corner kicks were even at 6-all.
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire is unbeaten over its last eight contests (6-0-2).
  • The Penmen have now scored four goals in three matches during their four-game win streak.
  • The win assures SNHU of a berth into the Northeast-10 Championship, which begins with quarterfinal action Saturday, Nov. 9.
  • The Penmen are now unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 (10-1-2) against Southern Connecticut.
  • Sprecakovic now leads the team in goals (8), assists (5) and points (21).
  • Satrustegui has now scored in 29 of the 43 matches he has played in with the Penmen, who are 25-3-1 (.879) when he finds the back of the net.
  • Skogestad's goal was the first of his career, while senior Nathan Estrela (Falmouth, Mass.) earned his first point in a Penmen uniform with an assist on Chibout's tally.
  • SNHU improves to 102-19-14 (.807) over its last 135 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
  • The Penmen are now 75-9-8 (.859) over their last 92 contests at home, including 13-2-1 at Penmen Stadium.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen wrap up the regular season Wednesday, Nov. 6 (1:30 p.m.) when they take on Stonehill College.

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