Oct. 27, 2007
Brooklyn, NY - Senior Ricarti Mendes (Campinas, Brazil) and junior Jason Tessitore (Orange, CT) notched second half goals five minutes apart to lead the Sacred Heart men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Saint Francis (NY) in Northeast Conference action Friday night in Brooklyn.
After a scoreless first half, Tessitore put SHU on the board at the 49:57 mark. Junior Luke Gagliardi (North Branford, CT) fired a shot that was stopped by Terrier goaltender Chris Antonio, but Tessitore followed the play to score the rebound for his third goal of the season.
Just under five minutes later, in the 55th minute, Mendes took a pass from senior Brice Victor (Bridgeport, CT) and crossed a shot from 20 yards out into the right corner of the net to make it 2-0 SHU. It was Mendes' fourth goal of the season.
The Pioneers are back in action Sunday when they visit LIU in another important NEC contest. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.