Stonehill Tops Nyack 1-0 in Season Opener

Junior forward Michael White netted the game-winner in the Skyhawks' season-opening victory. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Michael White scores deciding goal in 70th minute

NYACK, N.Y. (September 4, 2010) – Stonehill College opened the 2010 season with a 1-0 victory at Nyack College in non-conference men’s soccer action Saturday.

Junior forward Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) netted the game-winner at 69:58, knocking in a header off a free kick by sophomore Anthony Campagnano (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland). Nyack junior Gavin Penny (Dagenham, England) took the Warriors’ lone second-half shot on goal in the 86th minute, but Stonehill senior goalkeeper Brandon McFarlane (Norwich, Conn./Norwich Free Academy) turned back the potential equalizer to preserve the win, finishing with four saves on the day.

The Skyhawks managed only four shots in the first half to Nyack’s seven, but McFarlane kept them in the game with three first-half saves, and the Stonehill offense came back in the second frame to outshoot the Warriors 13-4 and net the eventual winner.

Freshman Felix Horn (Haille, Germany) and senior Bobby Caskran (Valrico, Fla.) led Nyack’s offensive efforts with three shots each. Senior Adrian Ibanez (Buenos Aires, Argentina) made eight saves in the Warrior net.

Stonehill (1-0, 0-0 NE-10) returns to action on Wednesday to take on American International College at Skyhawk Field at 4 p.m. Nyack (1-1, 0-0 CACC) will face Philadelphia University at home on September 11 at 2:30 p.m.