Men’s Soccer Falls To Quinnipiac, 1-0

Michael Thompson

HAMDEN, Conn. – Simon Hinde scored the game-winner for the Bobcats on a penalty kick in the second half as the Holy Cross men's soccer team fell to Quinnipiac, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the QU Soccer Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-3-1 overall, while the Bobcats improve to 1-2-2 overall.

Quinnipiac took the first shot on goal of the game when Hinde had a shot saved by junior goalie Michael Thompson (Cromwell, Conn.) at 10:57 of the first half. At 24:31, the Crusaders took their first shot on goal of the contest when Quinnipiac goalie Borja Angoitia made a save on a shot by freshman Ty Goncalves (Norwood, Mass.). Holy Cross took the last shot on goal of the first half when senior Tommy Uttaro (Staten Island, N.Y.) had his shot saved by Angoitia. The Bobcats outshot the Crusaders, 5-4, in the first half but Holy Cross had two shots on goal and Quinnipiac took one.

At 50:10, Thompson made his second save of the game when he made a save on a shot by Raphael Carvalho. Thompson kept the Bobcats off the scoreboard at 56:21 with a save on a shot by Justin Ward, while he then made his fourth save of the game and third of the second half when he prevented Ola Ogunjobi from finding the back of the net. Then at 79:27, Hinde netted the only goal of the game when he scored on a penalty kick for his fourth goal of the season. With just under four minutes left in regulation, the Crusaders earned a corner kick but were unable to get a shot off on the opportunity as the Bobcats secured the 1-0 victory.   

Thompson made four saves, while Angoitia posted three saves to earn the win. Quinnipiac outshot Holy Cross, 15-6, while the Bobcats took five shots on goal and the Crusaders had three. The Bobcats took five corner kicks and the Crusaders took three.

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 18 when they host Sacred Heart at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

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