Southern Connecticut Deals Bentley First Northeast-10 Loss, 2-0

Bill Nussdorfer
Bill Nussdorfer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Bentley University had its seven-match unbeaten streak and three-match winning streak ended Saturday night, as the Falcons fell to Southern Connecticut 2-0 in Northeast-10 men's soccer. Sophomore Rob McGibney led the Owls attack with two goals.

McGibney broke a scoreless tie in the 31st minute with an unassisted goal, his seventh of the season.

Just over two minutes after halftime, McGibney struck again, this time with senior Harry Appiah on the assist.

The Falcons held a 9-7 advantage in shots, but couldn't solve Owls goalie Andrew Esposito, who made five saves to earn the win.

Graduate student Bill Nussdorfer (Harvard, Mass./Bromfield School) and freshman Cody Osgood (Harvard, Mass./Bromfield School) each had a team-high two shots for the Falcons.

Bentley falls to 7-2-2 overall and 4-1-2 in the NE-10 with the loss. Southern Connecticut improves to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference.

The Falcons are back in action on Tuesday night at Franklin Pierce.

Box Score

At New Haven, Conn.

Bentley (7-2-2, 4-1-2 NE-10)                        0   0   --   0

Southern Conn. (9-2, 6-2 NE-10)                  1   1   --   2


Scoring: S, Ross McGibney (unassisted) 30:26; S, McGibney (Harry Appiah) 47:03

Shots: S, 7; B, 9

Saves: S, Andrew Esposito 5; B, Mike Nikiforov 2

Corner kicks: S, 3; B, 2

Fouls: S, 6; B, 6

Offsides: S, 3; B, 2