Gators Can't Hold Lead in 3-2 at Daniel Webster

Gators Can't Hold Lead in 3-2 at Daniel Webster

(Part of story courtesy of DWC sports information)

Nashua, NH – The Gators twice gave up leads and saw their two game winning streak come to an end with a tough 3-2 loss on the road at Daniel Webster College.

Srishail Thapa (Katmandu, Nepal) chipped in a long service from Ian Hutchinson (Litchfield, N.H.) with 9:29 remaining in regulation and the goal stood up helping give host Daniel Webster a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Pine Manor Thursday at Eagle Field.

Thapa's ultimate game-winner - his third goal of the season - allowed the Eagles (7-4-3), who have lost just once in their last nine outings, to defeat the visiting Gators (3-7-1).

DWC rallied from on goal deficits twice including a 1-0 halftime deficit with three second half scores. Matheus de Farias (Lowell, Mass.) and Eusebio Marote (Lowell) also found the back of the net for the winners.

Jose Corrales put the visitors up 28 minutes in off a Daniel Alanis pass to give the Gators the 1-0 lead going into the half..

Samuel Solano picked up his fourth goal of the season with exactly 30 minutes remaining off a loose ball in front to put PMC back in front but Marote would pull DWC even with 17:20 to go with a wicked corner kick that hooked and sailed into the opposite corner for his first of the season.

Oscar Estrada finished with five saves in goal for PMC while Cooper Hall made two saves for the hosts.

In all, DWC outshot PMC 17-9 (8-4 on goal) and doubled up the Gators (8-4) on corners.

The Eagles play game four of a six-game home stand on Saturday against Dean beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pine Manor hosts Worcester State next Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.