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Niagara men’s soccer drops opener at Northeastern

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

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BOSTON, M.A. -- The Niagara men's soccer team fell in its season debut, 3-0, on the road against Northeastern University. The Purple Eagles hung with the Huskies well into the second half before bowing out late.
 
Match Moments

  • 7' – Luca Pacheco took the first shot of the match, going wide of the target.
  • 26' – With Northeastern suddenly pressuring, Steve Casey made a point blank save, then went across the crease and dove to peel the ball off the line and keep the game scoreless.
  • 44' – Two corner kicks from Absolom Villalpando and a subsequent header from Borna Juracic gave Niagara a chance to tie things up.
  • 59' – Coast-to-coast action by both squads saw a save from Casey and a quick Niagara counter result in a chance on net from Villalpando that was ultimately saved.
 
Coach's Corner

  • Head coach Bill Boyle: "We played the way we wanted for 61 minutes. I was proud of the team. We just have to learn how to stay confident and continue to work on finishing. We were chasing the game for the last 20 minutes and gave up two goals we shouldn't. But this team is very close and we will learn from it."
 
Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles' road trip continues in Storrs, Conn. for a date with the UConn Huskies. Kickoff will be on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.