Army Falls To Manhattan, 1-0

Brennan Randel

Brennan Randel

Oct. 23, 2012

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Daniel Festa converted a penalty kick midway through the second half, and Christopher Lands stopped all seven shots he faced as Manhattan defeated Army, 1-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match Tuesday afternoon at Gaelic Park.

Army (4-9-1) outshot Manhattan (2-11-1) by a 14-12 margin, but the Black Knights were unable to get anything past Lands, who posted his first career shutout. The junior keeper, who has played sparingly this season, improves to 1-2-0 on the year.

Army was whistled for a foul inside the box approximately 15 minutes into the second half and Festa beat Army sophomore goalkeeper Winston Boldt on the ensuing penalty kick at the 60:59 mark.

The Black Knights were called for 20 fouls in the match, compared to just six for the Jaspers. Army finished with a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Seniors Mitch Johnson and Brennan Randel paced the Black Knights' offense with three shots apiece. Isa Konneh led the Manhattan attack with three shots.

Army enjoyed the better of play during a scoreless first half, outshooting Manhattan by an 8-6 margin and holding a 4-1 edge in corner kicks over the opening 45 minutes.

Boldt (4-9-1) was credited with two saves in the setback.

Army returns to its Patriot League slate on Saturday, Oct. 27, when the Black Knights travel to Easton, Pa., to battle Lafayette. The conference contest, which will play a huge role in both teams' Patriot League Tournament fate, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Match Notes: Army falls to 23-3-1 all-time versus Manhattan ... the Black Knights had defeated the Jaspers each of the past two seasons.

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