Saturday Showdown Pits Men’s Soccer Against Lasell

Saturday Showdown Pits Men’s Soccer Against Lasell
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 // 12 PM
JAMES A. SARTORI STADIUM
EAST BOSTON MEMORIAL PARK
EAST BOSTON, MASS.

Live Stats // Video
Series Record // Suffolk Trails, 3-5-4
Last Meeting // Oct. 17, 2017, W, 3-2
Last Suffolk Win // SAME
Streak // W2
Eyes on the Game
Program


BOSTON – The Suffolk men's soccer team is back in front of its home crowd Saturday, Sept. 15 as the Rams entertain Lasell at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park. The 12 p.m. game is the first of a Suffolk soccer doubleheader with the women's team taking the field at 3 p.m. against Colby Sawyer.

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LAST TIME OUT
A powerful first frame by Colby Sawyer proved to be enough to take down the Suffolk men's soccer team, who ultimately fell, 5-1, to the Chargers Tuesday afternoon at Kelsey Field.

MORE READING: Colby Sawyer Cruises Past Men's Soccer

RAMS RUNDOWN
Suffolk looks to return to the win column after falling at Colby Sawyer that put the Rams at 1-4-0 on the season and 1-1-0 in conference contests. 

Leonardo Acosta has been the main catalyst for Suffolk's attack as the freshman's team-leading seven points are off a team-high three goals and one assist. Acosta is the only player to net multiple goals this season with Jordan Casey, James Fisher, Declan Mee, Tucker Mee and Tyler Mello each recording one goal apiece. 

David Haines has been the Rams' go-to starter in net. He brings in a .682 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average. Tom Bennett has seen a handful of minutes in his rookie campaign and boasts a .500 save percentage and a 3.61 goals against average.

LASERS LOOK
Lasell has put a mark in the win, lose and tie column entering Saturday's contest 1-1-1 on the year and 0-0-1 against league foes. The Lasers are riding a high of a 4-3, double overtime victory over Eastern Nazarene into the weekend. 

Carter Migre anchors Lasell's five-goal offense with the senior defender scoring a pair himself. Jordan Bowman, Sawyer Geelan and Jake Oulette have each contributed one goal apiece to the offense.

Jackson Burhans and Teo Cugno have split time in between the pipes for the Lasers. Burhans is the team's every day starter and boasts a .857 save percentage and a 1.49 goals against average, while Cugno has put together a .800 save percentage and a .1.40 goals against average solely in relief effort.

INSIDE THE SERIES

  • Since 2007, Suffolk is 3-5-4 versus Lasell.
  • The Rams have picked up back-to-back wins over the Lasers with a 3-2 last season and a 3-0 shutout in 2016.
  • Under James Boden's guidance, Suffolk is 2-1-0 against Lasell.
  • Three contests have needed extra time with the trio of outings all ending in double overtime stalemates.
  • Overall, four contests have ended in ties, with the game in 2014 being called due to inclement weather.
  • Four games were decided in shutout fashion with Suffolk owning just one of those victories, a 3-0 win in 2016.

EYES ON THE GAME

DOUBLEFEATURE
For the second time in 2018, the Suffolk men's and women's soccer teams will compete on the same day in front of its home crowd. The men's game will kick things off at 12 p.m. against Lasell with the women wrapping up the day against Colby Sawyer at 3 p.m. 

Suffolk's men's team is 1-0-0 when playing on the same day at home as the women, who sit 0-1-0 in such contests.

LOOKING AHEAD
Suffolk treks to Standish, Maine, Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a heated battle with conference powerhouse No. 17 Saint Joseph's (Maine). Game time between the league foes is scheduled for 6 p.m.