Cambridge, Mass- The Lesley University Men's Soccer team fell to host Rivier University Sunday October 1st 2-0 in a non-conference match. With the loss the Lynx now slip to 3-6-1 while the Raiders claim their second victory of the season and sit at 2-7-1.
In a scoreless first half, Lesley developed many scoring chances but couldn't find the back of the net. They held the advantage in shots 10-6, but only managed to create one corner kick to Rivier's two. "Our compete level was very good in the first half which allowed us to create some offensive opportunities," said Head Coach Jim Costa. "In the second half we lost too many challenges and didn't make good decisions. That ultimately cost us the match," Costa continued.
Raider's Freshman Antonio Houde (Woodsville, N.H.) scored his first career goal in the 68th minute to break the dead lock. Rivier was awarded a free kick just outside the 18 in which freshman Mike Federico (Milford, N.H.) sent a solid pass to the right foot of Houde who got it past the frozen Lynx goalkeeper. Rivier would add an insurance goal minutes later in the 72nd minute when freshman Prince Moye (Lowell, Mass.) found the back of net off a pass from senior Ben Noelk (Georgetown, Mass.). It was Moye's second goal in as many games as the Raiders held on to earn the win.
Lesley coninues their out-of-conference play in their next scheduled contest as they travel to Curry College on Tuesday night. The Raiders will return to Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on Wednesday evening as they welcome Lasell College to Raider Field.