Lions Top Men's Soccer, 2-1

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

QUINCY, Mass. – Late goal by Eastern Nazarene College (4-7-1) lifts the Lions over the Husson University (4-8-1) men's soccer team, 2-1, on Saturday evening at Creedon Field. 


The Lions raced out to a 1-0 edge just 83 seconds into the contest as Edmilson Centeio headed home the first goal of the night off of a corner kick served into the box by Sunil Lepcha. 

Husson pulled even at 1-1 in the 42nd minute as Ian Lee curled in a free kick to notch his fourth tally of the season as the two teams advanced into halftime with a tie. 

Eastern Nazarene produced seven shots in the opening half while Husson fired five.

With the end of regulation fast approaching, both teams were vying to pull ahead for the win, but the Lions found the back of the net first as they reclaimed a one-goal advantage in the 84th minute. Rookie Matt Cawthorne found the goal as he poked in a through-ball fed by Noah Roberts to help Eastern Nazarene come out on top, 2-1. 

"It's tough to find the right words to say about tonight," reflected Head Coach Gavin Penny. "We have worked so hard and battled for 90 minutes and fallen short of a win again. We defended well for most of the game, had plenty of opportunities to score, but still couldn't find a winning goal. We are a young group and we are making mistakes that are costly. The guys are trying and the hope is that they will learn from their mistakes which in turn will hopefully help us to turn these narrow defeats into victories."


Starting his second consecutive game in net, Kristian Bonde Krognes talied two saves on the night while his counterpart Victor Mendoza picked up three saves. 


Both teams fared an even matchup offensively with 11 total shots and six corner kicks apiece.


Husson continues their two weeks of road games on Tuesday night, October 9th with a 5:00 p.m. match at the University of New England.