Terriers Score Shutout Victory in Season Opener Against Lafayette
EASTON, PA – The St. Francis Brooklyn men's soccer team earned a 1-0 shutout victory over Lafayette in its season opener on Friday evening. The Terriers have shutout opponents in four out of their last five regular season contests dating back to October 22, 2017. HOW IT HAPPENED: Over the course of the first 20 minutes of action, both sides were feeling out one another before the opening tally. The Terriers applied early pressure as junior Marco Torriani recorded a pair of shots and junior Julien Remiti attempted a corner kick in the 18thminute. Just two minutes after Remiti's corner attempt, St. Francis Brooklyn would strike. Junior Amir Islami found the back of the net, his second career goal and first since 2016. Islami tipped in a free ball that was in the box to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead, a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. St. Francis Brooklyn put forth a stout defensive effort en route to its 23rd regular season shutout victory since the start of the 2015 season. Junior goalkeeper Nicolas Casado earned his second career win (both shutouts); his first win came against Howard (1-0) on September 6, 2017. The junior stopped both shots that came his way tonight. The Terriers outshot the Leopards 8-6. Four of their shots were on goal, opposed to two for Lafayette. Senior Ali Tounkara registered two shots, one on goal.