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Massay Nets Game-Winner Against Hornets

Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang
Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's soccer team earned its first win on the season after coming away with the 1-0 win over Harris-Stowe State.

Final: Fontbonne 1, Harris-Stowe 0

Location: St. Louis, Mo.

Records: Fontbonne 1-2, Harris-Stowe 1-1

How It Happened

It was a scoreless game early in the first half, but the Griffins were able to break through. In the 21st minute, Jarid Morton crossed the ball into the middle of the box for Mike Massay, and the junior forward was able to beat the Hornets net-minder to the far post and give Fontbonne the 1-0 lead.

Fontbonne went on to have a 6-5 shot advantage the rest of the way and went into the break on top, 1-0.

In the second half, the Hornets outshot Fontbonne 10-2, but with Eric Volk and the defense standing tall the Griffins were able to hang on for the win.

Coach Alberty Thoughts:

"The early part of the season is always about growth, development, and guys figuring out their role. We have been battling some injuries and illness. So getting the result today is good, but we realize that we need to get better. I was very impressed with how much better Harris-Stowe has gotten over the last couple of years and they outplayed us for stretches today. From that standpoint, today as a little bit of a smash and grab, but you always take any points you can get at the college level."

Fontbonne Leaders

  • The Griffins totaled nine shots in the win.
  • In net, Volk picked up his first win after making six saves.
  • Massay totaled his second goal on the season.
  • Bryan Carroll led with three shots.

Harris-Stowe State Leaders

  • Harris-Stowe concluded with 20 shots.
  • Dorival Neto led with seven shots.
  • Nicholas Morales made four saves in net.

Up Next

The Griffins return to action in front of the home crowd on Sunday as they'll take on Pacific Lutheran. Kick-off at 11 a.m.

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