Harrisonburg, Va. (September 21, 2019)—The Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team lost at James Madison, 3-0, on Saturday night. Mount St. Mary's freshman goalkeeper Riccardo Zonta made four saves for the Mount in his collegiate debut.
"We just came up against a really good team in James Madison," said head coach Bryan Cunningham. "Unfortunately, they make you pay for your mistakes and tonight they finished their opportunities. We now have to turn our attention to Robert Morris in our first Northeast Conference match of the year."
James Madison, coming off a win over top-ranked Wake Forest earlier this week, scored in the sixth minute to take an early lead. Manuel Ferriol, who scored all three goals for the Dukes, opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he scored with assists from Clay Obara and Niclas Mohr. The Dukes (5-2-0) maintained the 1-0 advantage at the half.
Ferriol connected on goals in the 60th and 66th minutes to push James Madison's advantage to 3-0. The Dukes held a 10-to-5 advantage in shots in the game while each team had a pair of corner kicks. Yann Kouemi had a pair of shots to lead the Mount offense while Zonta made four saves in the games.
Mount St. Mary's opens Northeast Conference play on Friday, September 27, with a 3:30 p.m. matchup at Robert Morris.