Men's Soccer plays Raiders to tie, 1-1

Matthew Hillsberg

NASHUA, N.H. --- The Becker College men's soccer team played to a 1-1 overtime tie at Rivier University on Monday evening at Raider Field in Nashua, New Hampshire.

October 8, 2018
Raider Field, Nashua, N.H.
Score: Becker 1, Rivier 1 2OT
Records: Becker (2-9-1) | Rivier (0-10-2)

After a scoreless first half, Rivier freshman midfielder Adly Francois (Dorchester, Mass. / East Boston) broke the tie with a goal in the 62nd minute, assisted by sophomore back Jason Adjei (Lowell, Mass. / Lowell).

Becker answered in the 76th minute, when junior midfielder Matthew Hillsberg (Burlington, Conn. / Lewis S. Mills) scored the equalizer on his first goal of the season, tying it 1-1. That remained the score headed into overtime.

With less than a minute left in the second extra period, the Hawks got good looks from both senior midfielder Jakob Franklin (Warwick, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken) and sophomore forward Colby Koch (Norfolk, Mass. / King Philip Regional). The Raiders' keeper saved both shots, however, and the teams left with a tie.

• Rivier held a 15-14 edge in total shots while Becker finished with an 8-7 edge in shots on goal.
• The Raiders held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
• Becker junior transfer goalkeeper Marco De Lauri (Edgware, U.K. / Stanmore) returned to the lineup, recording six saves in 90 minutes. Rivier freshman keeper Nicholas Hasenfus (Attleboro, Mass. / Attleboro) finished with seven stops.
• Becker freshman forward Isaiah McCaskill (Springfield, Mass. / Springfield Renaissance) led the Hawks with three shots while Rivier freshman Tyler Atwood (Jamestown, R.I. / North Kingstown) had a team-best four shots for the Raiders.

The Hawks are back on the field on Thursday when they host Worcester State at 4:00 p.m.

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