MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College men's soccer team defeated visiting Nichols College, 1-0, in Commonwealth Coast Conference action on Friday night at the Walter M. Katz Field. With the win, the Colonels overall record moves to 7-5-1 while they even their conference record at 2-2. With the loss the Lions move to 0-10 on the season and 0-4 in the conference.
The victory marks the 100th for Head Coach Peter Mendel.
The teams were pretty even through the first half with Curry holding a slight advantage in shots at 7-4. The Colonels landed three of their seven shots on net with ENC's freshman keeper Tim Eddings (Endicott, N.Y.) making the stops. For the Lions, they placed three of their four strikes on goal with the Colonels sophomore keeper Paul DeMaio (North Andover, Mass.) making the saves. Curry had four corner kick opportunities to ENC's zero but couldn't capitalize. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie through the first 45 minutes of play.
The Colonels took control of the second frame as they outshot the Lions by a 20-5 margin. Eddings was solid between the posts for the Lions coming up with 15 saves but it wasn't enough as Curry would net the lone goal of the night and the game-winner at the 79:32 minute mark. Senior Giancarlo Orsini (Watertown, Conn.) sent classmate Eric Miller (Hanover, Mass.) a through pass and he one timed it past the glove of Eddings for the 1-0 win. DeMaio held on to the shut out with only having to make one stop in the second. The Colonels held a 6-3 lead in corner kicks.
Curry outshot ENC 27-9 and had 10 corners while ENC had three.
DeMaio earned the win in net for the Colonels making two saves. Eddings made an impressive 15 stops in net for the Lions in the loss.
Curry returns to action on Saturday, October 7 when they travel to Williams College for a 3:00 p.m. start. ENC hosts CCC opponent Salve Regina on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.