Men’s Soccer Edged 3-2 in Non-conference Play at Lasell

jared lacoste dribbles the ball

AUBURNDALE, Mass. – Southern Vermont College was topped 3-2 by Lasell College Wednesday afternoon as the Lasers scored with 3:24 left in regulation for the non-conference men's soccer win at Taylor Field.

SVC got the first goal of the day just 14 seconds into the match, but Lasell would even the score in the 20th minute. After the 1-1 tally was carried through halftime, the Lasers went ahead about 15 minutes into the second period. The Mountaineers got an equalizer to go in the 78th minute, but LC pulled back in front with under four minutes left on the clock before holding off the visitors the rest of the way.

Southern Vermont (0-6) is back in action on Saturday when the team heads to Pine Manor College for a 4 p.m. kickoff.

Mountaineer freshman Jared Lacoste (Arlington, Vt.) scored both of the SVC goals in the effort. Classmate Dylan Berg (Tampa, Fla.) made nine saves between the pipes for Southern Vermont.

Right off the opening touch, SVC found the back of the net on a great crossing ball from the right side of the field. Sophomore Fernando Juarez (Lawrenceville, Ga.) charged down the outer third before sending the pass into the box; Lacoste met and headed it into the upper corner for his second of the year and the quick upper hand.

The advantage was held for the next 19 minutes before Lasell knotted it at one apiece. The tie was broken in the 60th minute as the Lasers beat Berg on a penalty kick to go ahead, and the hosts maintained their lead until late in the game.

Lacoste would get on the scoresheet once again as he provided an equalizer with 12:44 on the clock. Fellow freshman Nick Langat (Silver Spring, Md.) sent in a lofted pass for Lacoste to head home his team-leading third goal of the year and make it 2-2.

With overtime looming, Lasell was able to make the most of a rebound opportunity to prevent the game from going to extra sessions. With under four minutes to go, Berg turned away a blast but couldn't retain possession as the hosts got to the ball and sent the second chance into the back of the net. SVC would be unable to beat the LC keeper the rest of the way for the Lasers to escape with the win.