Quinnipiac men’s soccer drops first conference match

Bryan Lipiner

Quinnipiac forward Philip Suprise continued to stand out for Quinnipiac, scoring for his third consecutive game, but the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (8-3-2, 4-1) proved to be too much as the Bobcats dropped their first conference game 2-1 Sunday.Suprise helped start the Bobcats (5-5, 3-1 NEC) off right, netting a cross pass in the 23rd minute, adding to his team-high 12 points for the season. Quinnipiac held the lead until the 67th minute, when Farleigh Dickinson junior Karlis Putans nailed a pass to pick up his first goal of the season.

Just eight minutes later, junior Jack McVey scored on a free kick to put the Knights ahead. Although the Bobcats kept the pressure on with scoring chances in the final 10 minutes, the goal ended up being all the Knights needed, as Farleigh Dickinson took the match, 2-1.

Keeper Borja Angoitia finished with a game-high four saves, and helped keep the match close.

The Bobcats are now 5-5 in overall play, and square off in a league play match at Monmouth, Friday Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.