When and Where: October 21, 2017 – Albany, N.Y. (Sullivan Field)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 2, College of Saint Rose 1
Records: SNHU 11-2-1 (8-2-1 NE10), Saint Rose 5-8-1 (5-5-1 NE10)
Senior Michael Rowley (Cooperstown, N.Y.) snapped a 1-1 tie in the 62nd minute, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team picked up a big, 2-1 road victory against the College of Saint Rose on Saturday at Sullivan Field.
With the match even at one, sophomore Romain Daniellou (Brest, France) sent a long cross from the right flank to Rowley, who took one touch and put the ball past Saint Rose goalkeeper Gianni Carillo, to give Southern New Hampshire a 2-1 lead.
Junior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) came up with a big save 30 seconds later and would not be tested the rest of the way.
Milton made five saves, while Carillo stopped two shots.
Locked in a scoreless tie late in the 34th minute, SNHU jumped on the board first when junior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) hit a line drive into the back of the net, following a feed from the right flank by sophomore Chaney Nash-Gibney (So. Burlington, Vt.).
The Golden Knights would net the equalizer just 2:04 before halftime when Elidon Bardhollari's individual effort to eliminate a pair of Penmen defenders allowed him to beat Milton from in close.
- Southern New Hampshire has now won five straight.
- The victory assures SNHU will be no lower than the No. 5 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship.
- Satrustegui's goal was his 14th of the year in his first season with the Penmen, while Rowley's was his sixth of the season and the 16th of his career.
- Southern New Hampshire held an 18-14 advantage in shots, including 11-7 in the second stanza, as well as a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
- SNHU is now 81-10-7 (.862) over its last 98 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
The Penmen return to action Tuesday, Oct. 24 (7 p.m.) when they play host to ninth-ranked Merrimack College on Senior Night at Larkin Field.
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