Men's Soccer overcome by Nichols

Colby Koch

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College men's soccer team lost 5-0 to visiting Nichols College on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Field on the Becker campus in Leicester.

THE BASICS
September 25, 2018
Alumni Field, Leicester
Score: Nichols 5, Becker 0
Records: Nichols (6-2-1) | Becker (2-7)

FIRST HALF
The Bison wasted no time going out in front, as Nichols junior forward Chris Noga (Belchertown, Mass. / Belchertown) slipped past the goalie from the left side and found the back of the net just 1:21 into the game. It was Noga's third goal of the season, assisted by senior midfielder Gregory Giglio (Deer Park, N.Y. / Deer Park) as Nichols went ahead 1-0.

In the 15th minute, it was again Noga providing the scoring punch, as he was fed by sophomore midfielder Nick Cancellaro (Watertown, Conn. / Watertown) with a pass from center that the junior finished with a blast from 20 yards out.

Finally, in the 39th minute, Nichols freshman forward James Chasco-Dimauro (Rocky Hill, Conn. / Rocky Hill) finished off a breakaway for his first goal of the season as the Bison went into halftime with a 3-0 advantage.

SECOND HALF
In the second half, Nichols continued to apply pressure as sophomore forward Ali Ali (West Springfield, Mass. / West Springfield) took a cross from Noga from the left side and scored his third goal of the year as the Bison went up 4-0.
Just one minutes later, Noga completed his hat trick, scoring his fifth goal of the year off a deflection off the keeper. Nichols increased their lead to 5-0, which would hold up for the final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Bison outshot the Hawks, 32-7 on the day.
• Becker freshman goalkeeper Tyler Marzocchi (North Providence, R.I. / North Providence) finished the day with 11 saves in net in 81 minutes. Nichols senior goalkeeper Patrick Porpora (Westminster, Mass. / Oakmont Regional) played the first half for Bison, tallying two saves.
• Becker sophomore forward Colby Koch (Norfolk, Mass. / King Philip Regional) finished with a team-high four shots.

UP NEXT
The Hawks will be back on the field on Saturday when they play host to Elms College at 2:00 p.m. The Bison, meanwhile, are back in action on Saturday when they play host to Endicott College at 12:00 p.m.

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