Goncalves Guides Men’s Soccer to 2-0, Season-Opening Win at Queens (N.Y.)

Michael Goncalves chases down a ball in a game against Stonehill.

When and Where: September 5, 2019 – Garden City, N.Y. (Mitchel Field)
Score:  Southern New Hampshire University 2, Queens (N.Y.) College 0
Records: SNHU 1-0, Queens 0-1

Senior Michael Goncalves (Ludlow, Mass.) scored the eventual game winner in the 55th minute and then made sure it stood up by assisting on a late insurance tally, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team opened its season with a 2-0 blanking of Queens (N.Y.) College on Thursday evening at Mitchel Field.

  • Graduate student Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) picked up where he left off last season with a goal in the 82nd minute.
  • Freshman Sinisa Sprecakovic (Mannheim, Germany) collected his first point in a Penmen uniform by setting up the Goncalves goal.
  • Senior Brian Murray (Camas, Wash.) posted his first shutout with SNHU, turning away all four shots he faced.
  • Queens goalkeeper Marek Strzelcyk stopped three of the five shots that came his way.
  • The Knights held a 12-7 advantage in shots, including 8-4 after halftime.
  • Southern New Hampshire captures its sixth straight season opener.
  • SNHU improves to 95-15-11 (.831) over its last 121 matches dating back to the beginning of the 2013 National Championship season.
  • Satrustegui has now scored in 25 of the 32 matches he has played in with the Penmen, who are 21-3-1 (.860) when he finds the back of the net.
  • Goncalves entered the night with two goals and two assists over his 25-match SNHU career.
  • The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Sept. 11 (7 p.m.) when they play host to Post University in their home opener at Penmen Stadium.

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