Men's Soccer Downed by Adelphi, 3-0
NEW YORK -- Adelphi tallied two first-half goals and added another early in the second half en route to a 3-0 victory over the Columbia University men's soccer team on Wednesday evening at Columbia Soccer Stadium. The Lions outshot the Panthers, 17-11, and had an 8-1 edge in corners but couldn't find the back of the net for the second straight match.
Junior Mike Mazzullo had a team-best four shots for Columbia, including a header in the 64th minute that hit the crossbar. Sophomore Will Stamatis also had four attempts on the match, while first-year Henning Sauerbier had three.
Adelphi got on the board in the 18th minute as Issa Tall made a cross from right to left to John Koutsounadis. Koutsounadis settled the pass at the edge of the box and calmly slipped a shot far post to put the Panthers up 1-0.
Less than 10 minutes later, Adelphi would double its lead as Tall was on the finishing end of a feed from Alexander Kouznetsov. The score would remain 2-0 for the rest of the opening half, with the Lions holding the slight 8-6 edge in shots heading into the break.
In the 60th minute, the Panthers struck again as Michael Aquino found Brandon Stoneham up the left side. Stoneham took the ball and deposited his shot underneath a sprawling Alexander Aurrichio to give Adelphi an insurmountable 3-0 lead.
Thorne Holder registered seven saves for the Panthers in the shutout win, while Aurrichio was credited with three stops.
Columbia returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Harvard.