NEW LONDON, N.H. – Regis College could not answer an early second half goal by Colby-Sawyer College, as the Chargers held on to defeat the Pride, 1-0, Saturday afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference men's soccer match at Kelsey Field.
Regis earned the first scoring chance in the opening minute of the contest, but the shot by Santiago Pedraza Novak (Bogota, Colombia) was turned away by Charger goalie Lucas Boetsch. Colby-Sawyer created its own opportunity early in the first half, but Pride keeper Ivan Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was able to stop a shot by Ahamad Raji.
Both teams also had opportunities to score late in the first half, with Colby-Sawyer earning a chance in the 38th minute as Dalton Debold took a shot that was saved by Ramirez. In the 43rd minute, Boetsch stopped a shot by Ken Niyonzima (Dracut, Mass.), keeping the match scoreless heading into halftime.
Early in the second half, Fabyanno Furbino (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) had two good chances for the Pride, but one hit the right post and the other was stopped by Boetsch. In the 54th minute, the Chargers broke through as Mason Galbato set up Raji for a goal that put the home team on top.
Boetsch continued to make saves, as he turned away shots by Furbino and Niyonzima in the next four minutes. In total, Boetsch finished with seven saves in earning a clean sheet, while Ramirez was credited with three saves.
The Pride outshot the Chargers, 13-9, led by Furbino with four shots, including three shots on goal. Four different Colby-Sawyer players earned two shots apiece. With the win, Colby-Sawyer improves to 2-3-2 overall and 2-0 within the GNAC.
Regis (1-4, 0-1 GNAC) will step out of conference to face Dean College in Franklin, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 25, starting at 3:30 p.m. The Pride will then resume league play by hosting Emmanuel Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. as part of RegisFest.