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August 25, 2012
Bryant falls in opener to FIU

SMITHFIELD, R.I. A two goal effort by Florida International sophomore Quentin Albrecht was too much for Bryant to overcome ast eh Panthers defeated the Bulldogs in their season opener 2-0 on Friday night.

The first Panther goal came in the 14th minute when Albrecht received a pass in front of the net. The sophomore headed in a Nicolas Rodriguez pass to give FIU an early 1-0 advantage.

Albrecht's second score of the contest came in the 59th minute off a set piece. Lucas Di Croce directed the ball toward the far post where Chris Lamarre set up Albrecht for his second score of 2012, extending the Panther lead to, 2-0.

FIU goalkeeper Robin Spiegel played all 90 minutes for the Panthers earning his first victory of 2012. Spiegel turned back all three shots on goal by the Bulldogs to solidify the 2-0 win for his team.

The Bulldogs started five freshmen in their 2012 opener including goalkeeper Chris Knaub (Yarmouth, Maine) who had one save in his first collegiate appearance. Sophomore midfielder Lucas Guerriero (Pickering, Ontario) led the Black and Gold with two shots in the contest. Bryant fired five total shots in the game compared to 14 total shots for FIU.

The Bulldogs face off with the Owls of Florida Atlantic on Sunday at 1p.m.

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