Men's Soccer Defeats Army, 1-0
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) recorded his third consecutive shutout as the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team defeated Army, 1-0, at Clinton Field. Brett Uttley (Jamestown, R.I.) scored the lone goal of the contest for the first tally of his career. The Bobcats improve their record to 2-0-2 this season with their second-straight win, while Army drops to 1-5.
"Our success has been on goals coming from new places this season," said head coach Eric Da Costa. "This was not our best game, but good teams always find a way to win and we have been doing that recently."
Hall has now gone the last 355:59 of play without allowing an opponent to score. The Quinnipiac netminder turned away a season-high nine shots in the game to earn his second win of the season.
"Freddy (Hall) made one of the best saves I've seen a keeper make in a long time tonight," Da Costa said. "He made a huge save on a free kick for us in the final minutes of the game that sealed the win."
Neither team scored in the first half as both goalies held their ground in net. Uttley broke the tie in the 57th minute on a shot from midfield. After receiving a pass and crossing over midfield, the redshirt freshman put an arching shot from the right side of the field that found its way past the Black Knights' Nick Alexander in goal.
Uttley is the third Quinnipiac player in the last two games to score his first career goal with Conor Murphy (Wallingford, Conn.) and Tim Quigley (Ridgefield, Conn.) netting the first of their collegiate careers against NJIT.
The Bobcats' defensive play limited the Black Knights' chances in the game. Army attempted 24 shots with only nine making their way on goal to Hall. Alexander turned aside seven of eight Quinnipiac shots he faced as Uttley's goal proved to be the game winner.
Quinnipiac returns home on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. as it hosts the Iona Gaels. The game marks the beginning of the Bobcats' six-game home stand that will take the team into Northeast Conference play in the coming weeks.