FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Saint Leo men's soccer fell 2-1 at Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at NSU Soccer Complex. Brandon Rivera scored his second goal of the season in the 17th minute.
The Lions bounced back after going down 1-0 early to tie the game in the first 17 minutes of the game before the Sharks found the back of the net for the second time in the 25th minute.
Saint Leo fired off 13 shots, recorded five corner kicks and committed 15 fouls.
Final Results: Nova Southeastern def. Saint Leo 2-1
Where: NSU Soccer Complex | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Record: SLU 5-7, 3-5 SSC | NSU 4-10, 2-7 SSC
How It Happened
12'| Faycal Oulahbib scored to put the Sharks up after receiving the ball from Bestun Mohammed and Nate Matthews. | NSU 1-0 |
17'| Brandon Rivera tied the game after Carlos Moncayo played a long ball in finding Rivera who then bend in the ball with his right foot. | TIED 1-1 |
25'| Oulahbib scored the eventual game-winner after Filippo Mancini found him on a through ball for the go-ahead goal. | NSU 2-1 |
Points to Note
- Saint Leo moves to 5-7, 3-5 SSC following the 2-1 loss at Nova Southeastern.
- Brandon Rivera scored his second goal of the season in the setback Wednesday night. Rivera has eight goals to his credit in his career.
- Carlos Moncayo picked up his first assist on Rivera's goal.
- Keepers James White and Conor McElhinney split duties in goal playing an even 45 minutes in goal.
- White allowed two goals on two shots on goal where McElhinney tallied three saves on three shots on goal. White suffered the loss and moves to 4-3 on the year.
- The Lions ripped off 13 shots and were foul-heavy, as they committed 15 fouls on the evening. Saint Leo was awarded five corners to the Sharks two.
For the Opponent – Nova Southeastern
- The Sharks improved to 4-10, 2-7 SSC after the 2-0 win.
- Oulahbib tallied two goals on the night with two shots on goal with four total shots.
- Keeper Nico Rosiglioni improves to 3-9 after playing the full 90 minutes for the Sharks. Rosiglioni tallied five saves on six Lion shots on goal.
Saint Leo will travel to West Palm Beach to face off with Palm Beach Atlantic in the final regular season game of the season for the Lions at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29th.
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