(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Men's Soccer team fell this afternoon to visiting Colby-Sawyer College, 2-1 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action at Raider Field. The loss send the Raider overall record to 0-9 on the year with a 0-6 against conference foes while the Chargers improve to 4-6 overall, 4-3 in the GNAC.
Colby-Sawyer struck in the 13th minute as senior Anthony Romeo (Albany, N.Y.) lifted a cross into the box where freshman Jonathan Martinez (Stony Point, N.Y.) was able to head it past the Raider keeper for the early 1-0 lead. Minutes later the Chargers would receive another goal as an errant clearing attempt bounced off a Raider defender and landed in the back of the net.
Rivier would respond in the 69th minute when freshman Adly Francois (Dorchester, Mass.) was able to beat a pair of defenders and send a pass to sophomore Jason Adjei (Lowell, Mass.) who then buried his shot into the lower left corner. The goal cut the Chargers' lead in half at 2-1.
The Raiders would try to tie it late with a flurry of action however the score would hold and Colby-Sawyer walked away with the 2-1 win.
Junior Collin Deyarmin (Raymond, N.H.) made four saves on the afternoon for Rivier while his counterpart, freshman Lucas Boetsch (Rockport, Maine) stopped two of the three shots he faced on net.
The Raiders will enjoy a few days off before their next scheduled contest at Anna Maria College on Wednesday evening. Colby-Sawyer will have a full week off before they host Albertus Magnus College on Saturday, October 6th.