VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad (2-3-2, 1-1-0 Soccer Six) dropped a 3-0 match-up at Villanova (5-3-0, 1-0-0 Soccer Six) in Philadelphia Soccer Six action at the Higgins Soccer Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
The Wildcats opened scoring in the 29th minute on a re-direction of a low cross to own a 1-0 lead entering the halftime break.
Villanova then converted a penalty kick in the 66th minute and added its third goal in the 72nd minute.
For the third consecutive match, Saint Joseph's senior goalkeeper Greg O'Connell (2-3-1) made seven saves, which stands as his season-high.
Villanova outshot Saint Joseph's 21-12 and landed 10 shots on goal in comparison to the Hawks' three by junior forward Derek MacKinnon (2'), senior forward Isaac Agyapong (35'), and senior midfielder Matt Crawford (47').
Saint Joseph's returns home to host Yale this Saturday, September 23. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field.
Saturday will also be the SJU men's soccer program's annual Alumni Game and Family Day, beginning at 4:00 p.m. To register, visit alumni.sju.edu/msocalumni.
MATCHES NOTES: Freshman midfielder Alvin Dahn played 79 minutes in his first collegiate appearance and start... The Hawks fall to 17-22-3 all-time against the Wildcats.
Photos from today's match available for sale now at: sjuhawksphotos.photoshelter.com.