HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team was defeated in overtime, 1-0, by Fairleigh Dickinson University on Sunday afternoon at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The loss drops Quinnipiac's Northeast Conference record to 2-4, while its overall record now stands at 3-9-1. Fairleigh Dickinson is now 4-3-1 in NEC play and 8-6-1 overall.
Sophomore midfielder Dominic Reinold scored the game-winning goal in the 6th minute of overtime, as he slipped through the Bobcats defense and beat sophomore goalkeeper Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.). On the play, Reinold earned his team-leading seventh goal, while sophomore midfielder Jeffrey Barrenechea was credited with his first assist of the year.
Both teams were very evenly matched up in the first half. Quinnipiac held an 8 to 7 shot advantage as well as a 3 to 2 corner kick advantage. Lavallee and freshman goalkeeper Jacob Lissek each made three saves in the half.
The Bobcats best opportunity came in the
56th minute of play when senior defender Tolle
Staffanson (Goteborg, Sweden) found an opening in the
goalkeeper's box and headed a ball that sailed just over the
crossbar. Quinnipiac was unable to score against the freshman
goalkeeper, as Lissek made eight saves on the afternoon.
Each squad registered one shot in overtime. Overall, the Bobcats held a 19 to 12 shot advantage in the contest.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Aviator Sports & Recreation Complex in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. as it will face NEC opponent Saint Francis (N.Y.).