October 25, 2013

Men’s Soccer Shut Out at Robert Morris 5-0

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Sacred Heart men's soccer team remains without a point in Northeast Conference play after a 5-0 loss to the Robert Morris Colonials at the North Athletic Complex Friday afternoon.

Both teams had shots early and often in the first half. Sacred Heart (3-11, 0-4 NEC) had a chance to get on the scoreboard first in the 13th minute. Ronaldo Vieira (Farmington, Mass.) had a header cleared off the goal line. Artur Jorge (Shelton, Conn.) then fired that clearance back on net and was stopped by the Colonials' goalkeeper Joseph Kota.  Robert Morris (7-6-2, 2-3 NEC) got on the board in the 24th minute. Neco Brett knocked home a Bruce Cullen cross to give the Colonials a 1-0 lead.

That duo combined on another goal four minutes later. This time, it was Brett assisting on a Cullen goal to make the score 2-0. Cullen scored again in the 34th minute to put Robert Morris ahead 3-0. Jorge had an opportunity to get the Pioneers on the board in the 43rd minute, but Kuta saved his strike to keep the score at 3-0 heading into halftime. Robert Morris tacked on two more goals in the second half to win 5-0.

Robert Morris outshot Sacred Heart 22-14 for the match. Mahmoud Kafel (Fairfield, Conn.) led the Pioneers with five shots, but had none go on goal. Jorge had three shots, two of which were on goal. Tucker Hackett (Madison, Conn.) made five saves for Sacred Heart as Kuta made two saves for the clean sheet. Both teams had five corner kicks.

The Pioneers wrap up their current road swing on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a 1 p.m. game at Saint Francis U.