PHILADELPHIA - After 92 minutes of scoreless action, Fairfield's Matt McGlinchey connected on a penalty kick to down the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad, 1-0, in overtime on Sweeney Field on Wednesday evening. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-2-0 while the Stags improve to 1-0-1.

How It Happened
• Junior midfielders Ritchie Barry (4) and Alvin Dahn (3) combined for seven of SJU's eight shots for the match; Barry landed a team-high two shots on net (53', 81') while Dahn landed the other (23').
• Dahn fired off a shot that sailed just high with five seconds to play in regulation.
• The only goal of the match unfolded just 2:12 into the first overtime frame as an SJU defender committed a foul inside the box, setting up McGlinchey's late-match heroics for the visitors.

Behind the Stats
• Sophomore goalkeeper Joseph Boehm (0-2-0) finished the night with 10 saves, including seven in the second half.
• The Stags held a 19-8 advantage in shots, propelled by a 14-5 second half, and an 11-3 performance in shots on goal.
• Junior Daniel Morales moved up into a central midfield role while junior captain Aidan Watkins settled in at centerback; freshman centerback Michael Mullins was unavailable for the match due to yellow card accumulation in the season opener but will be eligible to return next match.
• The start of the match was delayed by 37 minutes due to lightning while the start of the second half was also delayed by 27 minutes.

Postgame Thoughts
"We defended great, but I don't think we're executing well in the attack," said head coach Don D'Ambra following Wednesday's match. "We had a ton of attacking opportunities, but we have to execute better. It comes down to one play. I'm discouraged, because we're 0-2 and we're a lot better than that. If it's going to help us grow and humble them and make them hungry . . . I don't think it's going to drop their confidence."

"Joseph [Boehm] is so much more mature this year. He's handling situations better, he's not getting rattled. A PK is tough to manage. He's a confident kid, so that helps him. Even if he makes a mistake, he doesn't hang his head. He stays confident. I think he looks a lot better this year. He looks stronger and understands situations better."

"Aidan [Watkins] did a great job in the centerback position. He understands the position and was comfortable and communicating."

Up Next
The Hawks hit the road for their first road contest of 2019 this Saturday, September 7 at LIU (2-0-0). Opening kickoff at Hofstra Soccer Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. is set for 8:00 p.m.

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