When and Where: September 30, 2017 – Garden City, N.Y. (Motamed Field)
Score: Adelphi University 1, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: Adelphi 8-0-1 (6-0-0 NE10), SNHU 6-2-1 (3-2-1 NE10)
Junior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) made a career-best nine saves, but Federico de Oliveira's penalty kick in the 85th minute proved to be the difference as the 12th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to No. 3 Adelphi University on Saturday at Motamed Field.
Following a scoreless first half in which Milton was forced to make four saves, Southern New Hampshire put the pressure on early in the second stanza, with Adelphi goalkeeper Raymond Leto stopping both shots he faced all day in the opening 10 minutes.
The match stayed that way until, with 5:23 remaining in regulation, the Panthers were awarded a penalty kick and de Oliveira came through, beating Milton to make it 1-0. Neither team would put another shot on net the rest of the way and that was how it ended.
- The Penmen have lost back-to-back games for just the second time in the last six seasons.
- Adelphi held a 17-4 advantage in shots, including 8-0 in the opening stanza, while Southern New Hampshire owned a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.
- SNHU is now 76-10-7 (.855) over its last 93 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
The Penmen return to action Saturday, Oct. 7 (7 p.m.) when they play host to American International College at Larkin.
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