MANCHESTER, N.H. - On Wednesday evening, the Queens College men's soccer team traveled to face the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University in non-conference action. The Knights were defeated 3-0, as they fell to 4-4-3 overall as they begin their latter part of their 2016 schedule, while the Penmen improved to 7-2 on the season.
After 15 minutes of action, the Penmen, ranked as high as second in the NSCAA rankings this season, struck their first goal. Romain Daniellou's corner kick was successfully converted by Louka Masset with a flying back-heel kick to sneak past senior James Brostowski. A defensive lapse by the Knights saw them concede their second goal in quick fashion as Enzo Giuliani header found the far left corner post past the wandering Brostowski. In the 20th minute, senior Nikolas Maher nearly cut the deficit in half as his free kick stayed just a little high off the crossbar.
The Knights conceded their third goal of the game in the 40th minute as Ryan Simpson was able to score after a successful cross from Gilbert Manier. Queens was held to two shots compared to SNHU, who fired 13 shots in the first half.
The second half saw the Knights come out with a faster aggressive tempo as they picked up a corner kick several minutes later, but were unable to do any damage. Freshman Emgi Gousse was able to find some space in the 57th minute, but his shot did not have enough pace to trouble Penmen goalie Danny Milton. Despite allowing three goals slip into the net, Brostowski limited the damage to three goals as he made six saves throughout the game.
Queens was held to three shots, a season low, while Southern New Hampshire attempted 18 shots, but only five in the second half as the Knights toughened up the defense. The Penmen held the advantage in corner kicks (6-2).
UP NEXT: The Knights close out the non-conference portion of their schedule on Tuesday, Oct 11 as they play host to the Lions of Georgian Court with kickoff set for 3:30 pm.