BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's soccer team welcomed No. 25 St. Joseph's (Me.) to Hempstead Stadium and were handed a close 1-0 loss.
The Gulls controlled play for the majority of the first half as they outshot the Monks 8-3. Endicott also recorded all three corners of the period.
Both teams continued to battle in the second half, but ultimately St. Joseph's was able to score the eventual game-winner in the 86th minute. Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine) sent a cross to Ryan Buonaiuto (Scituate, R.I.) who was able to shoot the ball into the left-hand side of the net.
Netminder Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) picked up six saves for the Monks, while Jack Bacon (Lincoln, R.I.) recorded two.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott recorded a slight 11-10 overall shot advantage and also held the 6-3 shot on goal advantage.
- Conner Couchot (Mason, Ohio) and Arian Pilja (Arlington, Mass.) led the Endicott offense with two shots on goal each.
NORTH SHORE INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team:
- Conner Couchot (Mason, Ohio), Endicott
- Will Hartan (Hebron, Conn.), Endicott
- Arian Pilja (Arlington, Mass.), Endicott
- Collin Surface (Tallmadge, Ohio), Gordon
- Stephen Heintz (Boxford, Mass.), Gordon
- Tyler Modeleski (Cazenovia, N.Y.), Gordon
- Michael Burch (Glastonbury, Conn.), Brandeis
- Jake Warren (Medway, Mass.), Brandeis
- Andrew Allen (Norfolk, Mass.), Brandeis
- Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine), St. Joseph's
- Ryan Buonaiuto (Scituate, R.I.), St. Joseph's
- Rory Twomey (South Windsor, Conn.), St. Joseph's
Endicott (0-2) hosts Trinity on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 PM. No. 25 St. Joseph's (2-0) welcomes Husson for a 7 PM match on Tuesday, September 4.
(Photo credit - David Le '10)