Men's Soccer Forges 1-1 Tie with Assumption to Begin NE10 Action

Men's Soccer Forges 1-1 Tie with Assumption to Begin NE10 Action

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's soccer team forged a 1-1 tie in its Northeast-10 Conference opener with Assumption University on Saturday in Kelly Stadium.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-4-1, 0-0-1 NE10), Assumption (2-1-1, 0-0-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Jack Andrews (Beverly, Mass./Bishop Fenwick), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Amos Schramm (Sagard, Mecklenburg-Pomerania, Germany/Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium), 1 assist
  • Senior Liam Barrett (Saugus, Mass./Malden Catholic/UMass Lowell), 2 saves

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Gustaf Vilgot Albert, 1 goal
  • Senior George Dixon IV, 4 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Andrews scored for the second straight game.
  • Nine of the past 10 meetings have been decided by one goal or less.
  • While Assumption held a 21-14 lead in shots, the Purple Knights earned a 6-4 edge in shots on goal. The visitors also claimed a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks.

THE ACTION

  • First-year Daniel Paulsson drilled the right post early in the 27th minute before the Purple and Gold countered at the other end, with Schramm carrying 55 yards and slipping a cross behind three Greyhounds, with Andrews one-touching home a point-blank shot at 26:42.
  • Sophomore Brock Martindale (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) was denied by a leaping Dixon on a free kick from the top of the box in the 44th minute.
  • In the 62nd minute, junior Johannes Sundgot turned quickly to take a shot from the box, which was blocked, but the ball rebounded to Albert, who slipped the tying marker inside the right post.
  • After Barrett notched a final save in the 79th minute, only junior Dan Colbert (Scituate, Mass./Walpole) put another shot on goal, with Dixon saving his rising line drive in the 84th minute.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at No. 3 Franklin Pierce University, 6 p.m.
  • The Ravens, whose national ranking is according to the United Soccer Coaches, won the 2021 NE10 Championship and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.