Barrett Registers Three Saves, Backstops Purple Knights to Scoreless Deadlock

Barrett Registers Three Saves, Backstops Purple Knights to Scoreless Deadlock

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Senior Liam Barrett (Saugus, Mass./Malden Catholic/UMass Lowell) made three saves for his first career shutout on Tuesday evening, backstopping the Saint Michael's College men's soccer team to a scoreless tie with American International College. The Northeast-10 Conference contest was the Purple Knights' first night game on Duffy Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-6-2, 0-2-2 NE10), AIC (1-3-4, 0-1-2 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Liam Barrett (Saugus, Mass./Malden Catholic/UMass Lowell), 3 saves

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Paul Zumbo, 7 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Both teams took 13 shots, while AIC held a 7-3 lead in corner kicks.
  • Barrett notched his first shutout in his seventh career game, having never made a college appearance prior to this fall.
  • Saint Michael's holds a 7-5-4 series lead since 2006, with each contest decided by two goals or less. In the past eight meetings on Duffy Field, the Purple Knights are 4-1-3, with every game determined by one goal or less.

THE ACTION

  • Barrett came up with his finest save in the 14th minute, diving to his right to deny first-year Christian Torres' blast from outside the box.
  • Junior Joseph Albano pushed point-blank headers off of crosses just wide in the 18th and 44th minutes. In between, sophomore Tyler Santaniello (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) cleared a bounding ball out of the box in the 37th minute with Torres running on and preparing to take a shot.
  • First-year Joel Marquardt (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) headed classmate Drew Kull's (Rochester, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) long free kick on Zumbo with 35 seconds remaining in the opening half, and first-year Christian Amaral countered at the other end just 25 seconds later with a dangerous shot that missed the left post.
  • Kull's long throw found Marquardt in the 64th minute, with the rookie's header attempt from 10 yards out denied by the netminder.
  • Barrett turned away Albano during a transition opportunity in the 73rd minute.
  • Marquardt's close-range bid was blocked by an AIC field player in the 87th minute, and Amaral pulled up from 25 yards only 20 seconds later but sent a try just wide left.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at regionally-ranked Adelphi University, 11 a.m.
  • The Panthers are fourth in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll.