BUFFALO, NY – Saint Peter's men's soccer conceded two goals within the first 10 minutes of the match against Canisius College falling, 2-1, on Wednesday evening in a MAAC contest. The Peacocks MAAC record drops to 2-5, and their overall record goes to 3-10-2.
"Unfortunate game from us," said head coach Julian Richens. "We were very flat in the first 10 minutes and were punished. We had multiple chances, hit the post twice, and once again really started to control the game but couldn't find the equalizer."
For the second consecutive game, the Peacocks gave up at least one goal within the first 10 minutes of the match. Today, it was two; surrendering the first just five minutes in and the second at the six and a half minute mark to fall behind 2-0 very early on. The Peacocks would find an answer just two seconds before the break, cutting the deficit to 2-1 on a Louis Mobbs goal from a header in the box from 11 feet out off of a feed from Luke Fairlamb.
The Peacocks would continue its attack in the second half, getting five shots off, but failing to find the equalizer. For the match, the Peacocks put 14 shots up with seven of them on goal.
"We need to find a better way to start our away games to give us a chance to win the game," added Richens. "We'll be ready to go again at home on Saturday."
Jamie Cleland made three saves in the goal for the Peacocks. Fairlamb and Mobbs, who combined for seven shots with four on goal, led the Saint Peter's attack.
The Peacocks return home for a meeting with Marist on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2pm and will host its annual senior day game on Wednesday, Oct. 26 against Quinnipiac at 2pm.