Men's Soccer Secures Opening-Round Home Match with 5-2 Win at Stonehill

Nadjib Chibout boxing out his defender, while playing the ball

When and Where: November 6, 2019 – Easton, Mass. (Skyhawk Field)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 5, Stonehill College 2
Records: SNHU 9-4-3 (7-3-2 NE10), Stonehill 4-12-1 (2-9-1 NE10)

Junior Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) scored twice for the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team, as it used a dominant performance to hand Stonehill College a 5-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at Skyhawk Field, while clinching a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal contest at Penmen Stadium in the process.

  • Chibout, who now has three goals in his last two games, made it 3-0 late in the 30th minute and then capped the scoring midway through the 80th.
  • Fellow junior Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany), sophomore Gabe Pinhancos (No. Attleboro, Mass.) and senior Anes Djema (Hooksett, N.H.) also scored goals for the Penmen.
  • Mohr converted a penalty kick late in the 19th minute to open the scoring, before Pinhancos, Chibout and Djema followed to make it 4-0.
  • Stonehill's Paddy Ryan would score 4:20 before the break and then again 4:50 after it, but would get no closer.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Quinn (Manchester, N.H.) stopped three of the five shots he faced. Stonehill's Billy Troast made two saves on six shots in the opening 48:25, while Andrew Hammersley turned aside four of five bids over the final 41:35.
  • The Penmen outshot the Skyhawks, 23-11, including 14-3 in the second stanza.
  • SNHU also held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Southern New Hampshire is unbeaten over its last nine contests (7-0-2).
  • The Penmen have now scored four-plus goals in four matches during their five-game win streak.
  • The win assures SNHU of a home game in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Championship, as it will finish as the No. 3 seed with an Adelphi University victory against the College of Saint Rose later Wednesday night, or the No. 4 seed with an Adelphi loss.
  • The Penmen, who have now captured 10 straight against Stonehill dating back to 2009, are unbeaten their last 15 (14-0-1) against the Skyhawks. Since an Oct. 2, 2004 overtime loss (1-0) in Easton, SNHU is 7-0-1 on the road against Stonehill. Southern New Hampshire leads the all-time series, 33-3-1.
  • Pinhancos and Djema picked up their first career points with their tallies, while Mohr found the back of the net for the second straight contest.
  • Freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) extended his point streak to six matches with an assist. Sprecakovic, who has racked up 16 points on six goals and four assists during that stretch, leads the team in goals (8), assists (6) and points (22).
  • Freshman Mathis Daury (Chateauroux, France) has now collected an assist in four of the last six matches.
  • SNHU improves to 103-19-14 (.809) over its last 136 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
  • The Penmen will host a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal contest at Penmen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9 (4 p.m.).

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