Men's Soccer Scores 2-1 Come-From-Behind Victory at New Haven

Sinisa Sprecakovic battling for a ball

When and Where: October 26, 2019 – West Haven, Conn. (Kathy Zolad Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 2, University of New Haven 1
Records: SNHU 6-4-3 (4-3-2 NE10), UNH 4-8-1 (2-6-1 NE10)

Graduate student João Brum (Ribeira Grande, Portugal) and freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) each buried second-half goals, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team rallied past the University of New Haven for a 2-1 victory Saturday at Kathy Zolad Stadium.

  • Brum, who has recorded a point in five of the last six contests, notched the equalizer in the 54th minute.
  • Sprecakovic scored the eventual game winner midway through the 69th minute and has found the back of the net in three straight matches.
  • Freshman Mathis Daury (Chateauroux, France), who assisted on the Brum strike, has collected a helper in three consecutive outings.
  • Graduate student Alex Satrustegui (San Sebastian, Spain) also earned an assist on the game winner.
  • JP Viruet put New Haven in front, 1-0, early in the 18th minute.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) stopped one shot, while New Haven's Stegano Lorusso made seven saves.
  • The Penmen outshot the Chargers, 19-10, including 13-4 in the second stanza.
  • Corner kicks were even at 4-all.
  • Southern New Hampshire is unbeaten over its last six contests (4-0-2).
  • The Penmen have now won seven straight against New Haven to improve to 27-4-1 in the all-time series. SNHU is also unbeaten on the road against the Chargers over the last 16 meetings (15-0-1) and has captured 13 straight. UNH last beat Southern New Hampshire at home Oct. 22, 1982 (1-0).
  • Brum pulls into a tie for first on the team in both goals (5) and points (14), while Sprecakovic is also tied for the goals lead (5).
  • SNHU moves to 100-19-14 (.805) over its last 133 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.


  • The Penmen return to action Tuesday, Oct. 29 (7 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at Penmen Stadium.

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