BY JASON POMBO //
The Curry College men’s soccer team fell to Nichols College, 1-0, on Friday, suffering their first conference loss of the season.
Nichols came out firing, sophomore Zach Turcotte scored 8 minutes into the game, to give the Bison the early advantage. Nichols out shot the Colonels 10-4 in the first half despite the driving wind and rain.
The Colonels came out for the second half with the idea of getting more shots on net. Four shots on net would not cut it if the Colonels wanted to even up the score.
The rain and wind did not play in the Colonels favor, as it progressively worsened throughout the game. However, the Colonel did manage to outshoot the Bison’s 9-4 in the second half. However, they were unable to find the back of the net.
Bison goalkeeper Patrick Porpora finished the game with five saves to earn the shutout.
Captain Ben Silvia was not pleased with the result of the game, but was optimistic about the Colonels moving forward.
“We need to improve upon having quicker passes, and moving without the ball, and just clean up on the little things.”
Finishing was a very big issue for the Colonels in this game, they had a multitude of
opportunities. Senior midfielder Dave Stapleton was not too thrilled about the missed chances.
“We had chances, you have to score when you’re near the box, it was unfortunate that we didn’t have the luck,” said Stapleton.
The Colonels fall to 4-3-1 on the season but they’ll look to bounce back Sunday at 1 p.m. as they take on Anna Maria, at Walter M. Katz Field.