POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Michael Lorello's goal in the 70th minute made the difference as the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad had its two-match winning streak snapped at Marist by a final score of 1-0 at Tenney Stadium on Saturday evening. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-3-0 while the Red Foxes improve to 2-2-0.
Saint Joseph's sophomore goalkeeper Joseph Boehm (2-3-0) made eight saves on the night.
How It Happened
• Marist's Allen Gavilanes and Samad Bounthong found an open Michael Lorello, and Lorello put away the match-winning goal at the 69:05 mark.
• In the final 20:55 following the goal, Boehm made three saves (77', 78', 78') to keep the Hawks to within one.
• Saint Joseph's was able to fire off just one shot in that span, but senior forward Leon Maric's attempt in the 86th minute was saved.
Behind the Stats
• Marist owned a commanding 26-6 advantage in shots for the match with an 11-2 first half and 15-4 second half.
• The Hawks landed two shots on goal for the match, from sophomore forward Frantz Pierrot (31'), who played a season-high 48 minutes off the bench, and Maric (86').
"I thought that we got outplayed tonight by Marist," said head coach Don D'Ambra following the match. "It was not due to lack of effort or work rate. Our inability to possess the ball at times allowed Marist to gain a lot of momentum and forced us to defend too much. Halfway through the second half, we gave up a scrappy goal off of a set piece. We defended really well but did not put enough pressure on their back line offensively to be able to equalize. I strongly believe in this group of players and have no doubt we will bounce back."
The Hawks return home to Sweeney Field to begin a five-match home stretch this Tuesday, September 17 against William and Mary. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field.