FAIRFIELD, CT – The Saint Peter's men's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking, 1-0, defeat to Fairfield University on Wednesday night. The Peacocks gave up the game-winning goal with just over one minute to play in the game.
In a match that was a defensive battle for 88 minutes, the Peacocks was able to keep one of the conference's top teams off the scoreboard. The Peacocks starting goalkeeper, Robbie Anderson stopped all five shots on goal that he faced through the first 88 minutes. The game-winning goal for Fairfield came at 88:27 when Ben Wignall got a shot off following a free kick that was a rocket passed Anderson.
The Peacocks were at a shot disadvantage on the night (14-5) and only logged one corner kick compared to Fairfield's seven in the match.
"We worked incredibly hard tonight, as we have for the last three games, and find ourselves on the wrong end of the result," said head coach Julian Richens. "We have to keep believing things will turn for us if we keep putting in the same effort."
The Peacocks fall to 1-8-2 and 0-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) on the season.
The Peacocks return home for a Saturday, October 14, for a clash with Canisius College at 2pm.