Fordham Ends Men’s Soccer A10 Unbeaten Streak
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Fordham scored a pair of second-half goals to end Davidson’s Atlantic 10 unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory over the Wildcats Saturday evening at Alumni Stadium.
The loss drops Davidson to 8-5-1 overall and 4-1-1 in league play, while the Rams improve to 7-3-4 and 3-2-1.
Fordham, which has been ranked as high as 14th this season, broke open the scoreless contest with goals from Janos Loebe and Sameer Fathazada in 61st and 71st minutes, respectively.
Loebe’s eventual game-winner came off a free kick from just outside the box caroming in off the right post.
Despite the loss, Davidson out-shot the 2017 NCAA Elite Eight participant, 10-9.
The Wildcats best scoring chance came 49 seconds into the second half when Hugh Chatham’s right-footed strike from 15 yards out was hit right at the Rams’ keeper.
Lucas Hauth also had an opportunity late in the contest but was unable to get a solid foot on the loose ball following a poor clearance.
Davidson will continue its season-long three-match homestand Tuesday when Virginia Tech visits 1992 Team Field for a 7 p.m. contest.
Postgame Comments from Head Coach Matt Spear
Well done by Fordham tonight. They are a good, talented squad and a program that has been to the last three or four NCAA Tournaments.
It’s disappointing of course to lose as we have been on a very good run. There was not much that separated the two teams tonight. We had a few good chances that need to be converted. And they took there chances.
Loebe has been one of the best players in the conference for four years. We were very aware that his free kicks were special – and the one tonight was incredible. That shifted the game.
We were not as incisive with our attack – fatigue may have had a factor. Four recent flights and two games in the northeast are tough.