GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University men's soccer
team improved to 4-0 on the season after pulling off a 2-1 overtime
victory at Adelphi, Saturday evening. Sophomore forward Brian
Francolini (Ellington, Conn.) notched his first goal of the
season in the 96th minute to give the Pioneers the victory.
The loss evened the Panthers record at 2-2 for the year.
Sophomore defender Marcello Castro (Panana, Brazil) got SHU on the board first with his third goal of the season, in the 32nd minute. The goal came on a free kick that Castro struck under the Adelphi wall and into the back of the net.
The game was very physical from start to finish. In the 34th minute, a scuffle broke out between the two teams, that was instantly mediated by the referee. Adelphi sophomore midfielder Domenico Parreli was the only player booked with a yellow card for the incident.
The Panthers answered before the end of the half when senior midfielder Alexander Kouznetsov scored on a free kick to tie the game at one, three minutes before the break.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Fait (Ottawa, Ont.) made six saves, while giving up one goal, to earn the victory for Sacred Heart. In net for AU, senior keeper Thorner Holde stopped two shots in the loss.
Adelphi held a 15-10 advantage in shots for the game and 8-1 in corner kicks.
The Pioneers return to action when they head to Providence for a 7:00 pm contest.
December 14, 2010 Marcello Castro Earns Spot on All-America Team
December 10, 2010 Castro and Victor Represent Men’s Soccer on NSCAA Regional Team
November 30, 2010 Dadario and Freitas Named to NEISL All-Star Team
November 12, 2010 Men's Soccer Returns to Postseason for First Time Since 2007
November 12, 2010 Pioneers Mount Second Half Comeback; Eliminated in OT
November 11, 2010 Castro Named Defensive Player of the Year; Barroso Coach of the Year
November 6, 2010 Pioneer Prepare for Playoffs with Regular Season Finale at FDU
November 6, 2010 Pioneers Draw with FDU in Regular Season Finale
October 31, 2010 Pioneer Men's Soccer Hosts Bryant on "Senior Day"
October 31, 2010 Men’s Soccer Takes Down Bryant for Record Win
October 27, 2010 Men’s Soccer Drops Bout with Army, 3-1
October 24, 2010 Mens Soccer Reaches 10-Win Mark with Late Score vs. CCSU
October 22, 2010 Men's Soccer Takes on Intrastate Rivals QU and CCSU this Weekend
October 22, 2010 Pioneers Suffer 2-0 Setback at Quinnipiac
October 20, 2010 Men's Soccer Coach Joe Barroso to be Inducted to NESHF
October 17, 2010 Dadario Sparks Pioneers to 2-1 Victory Over RMU
October 15, 2010 Men's Soccer Hosts Two NEC Matches During Team's Alumni Weekend
October 15, 2010 Pioneers' Unbeaten Streak Ends in OT
October 10, 2010 Men's Soccer Earns 0-0 Tie at #10 Monmouth
October 8, 2010 Pioneers Travel to The Mount and #10 MU This Weekend
October 8, 2010 Daka Goal Sends SHU to Victory at The Mount
October 3, 2010 Pioneers Earn Third-Straight Win Beating St. Francis (NY) 2-0
October 1, 2010 Mililli Tallies Overtime Score to Give SHU 3-2 Win
September 22, 2010 Pioneers Face Iona in Final Tune-Up Before NEC Competition
September 22, 2010 Pioneers Get Back on Track with 2-1 Win Over Iona
September 18, 2010 Pioneer Soccer Loses to Yale in 108th Minute
September 15, 2010 Sacred Heart Suffers First Setback of the Season
September 15, 2010 Pioneers Visit Providence and Yale in the Week Ahead
September 13, 2010 Castro Named adidas/NEC Player of the Week
September 11, 2010 Francolini Pushes Sacred Heart to OT Victory at Adelphi
September 9, 2010 Men's Soccer Takes 3-0 Record on the Road
September 7, 2010 Freitas Nets Goal in 104th Minute, Earns SHU 2-1 Win Over Siena
September 4, 2010 Pioneers Take Down Columbia 2-1 in Come From Behind Fashion
September 1, 2010 Castro Header Gives SHU Opening Night Victory
September 1, 2010 Men's Soccer Opens with Holy Cross Tonight on Campus Field
August 17, 2010 Pioneer Men's Soccer Pegged Sixth in NEC Preseason Poll