SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Lasell University men's soccer team trailed just 2-1 early in the second half Saturday afternoon but Skidmore College proved to be too strong, defeating the Lasers 4-1 in a non-conference game at Wachenheim Field.
Skidmore out-shot the Lasers 16-1 in the first half, but led just 2-0 on late goals by Max Moran and David Braman, with Braman's coming on a penalty kick. Lasell sliced the deficit in half six minutes into the second half on a penalty kick goal by junior Simon Nigro (Simsbury, Conn.).
That turned out the be all of the offense for Lasell as the Lasers managed just two shots in the game. Sophomore Jake Ouellette (East Granby, Conn.) had the other shot for the team.
The Thoroughbreds had an 18-1 advantage in shots in the second half, and pulled away on the scoreboard. Brady Trenchard extended the lead to 3-1 in the 69th minutes, and Stanley Langyintuo rounded out the scoring in the 75th minute.
Senior transfer Chris Tran (Nantucket, Mass.) started in goal for the Lasers, and made six saves in the first half. Sophomore transfer Zack Laware (Wilbraham, Mass.) came on for the second half and made seven stops.
The Lasers (0-2) return to New England and will travel to Elms College on Tuesday evening, September 3, for an 8 p.m. match.
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