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Bryant battles hard in Senior Day loss

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's soccer team fell on Sunday afternoon to LIU Brooklyn in its final home game of the 2018 campaign.

Game Information

LIU Brooklyn 1, Bryant 0

Records: LIU Brooklyn 11-4-1 (6-1-0 NEC), Bryant 3-8-3 (3-2-2 NEC)

Location: Bulldog Soccer Field | Smithfield, R.I.

Coach Purcell's Comments

"We all wanted this game for the seniors, but in life, it doesn't always go the way you want it to. I thought we outplayed and controlled the tempo. We created many opportunities but just couldn't find the back of the net. I honestly couldn't ask for any more from these young me. I'm heartbroken for them."

Key Moment

Marius Koss provided LIU all it would need late in the match, as he fired a rocket into the top corner past junior Olivier Larente (LaSalle, Montreal, Canada) to give the Blackbirds the lead.

Scoring Summary

83rd minute – LIU Brooklyn 1, Bryant 0 – In a counter-attacking effort, Rasmus Hansen was able to finish the switch of play over the Koss, who took one touch and was able to beat Larente with the shot.


  • Bryant had an advantage in the shots department, taking 11 to LIU's nine.
  • Junior Victor Rey (Lincoln, R.I.) and sophomore Charles DeSantis (Saint-Mathias-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada) each led the Bulldogs with three shots each.
  • Junior George Gill (Cork, Munster, Ireland) recorded a pair of shots for Bryant.
  • The Bulldogs end their home season with a 1-4-2 record at the Bulldog Soccer Field.

Up Next

Bryant plays for a spot in the postseason on Saturday afternoon when they head to New Britain, Conn. to take on Central Connecticut at 1 p.m.