MSOC: Terriers Fall in First Round of NCAA Tournament

MSOC: Terriers Fall in First Round of NCAA Tournament

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Thomas College men's soccer team fell to Connecticut College 4-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Connecticut got out to a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, with Liam Noonan taking a cross from Ben Manoogian and shooting into the open net to put the Camels ahead at the half.

The 1-0 lead stood until the 71st minute when Freddy Stokes scored unassisted to make it 2-0. Manny Balbontin scored twice int the final 18 minutes to give Connecticut the 4-0 win.

Jonathan Dutka (Durham, N.H.) made four saves in the loss for Thomas, while AJ Marcucci earned the shutout win for the Camels.