Corsairs Sail Past Beacons, 3-0
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Senior Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal) scored a goal and added an assist to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Little East intra-state rival University of Massachusetts Boston this afternoon at Cressy Field.
UMass Dartmouth earned its first win in the conference circuit to improve to 5-2 overall, while the Beacons suffered their first Little East loss to slip to 7-3 overall.
The Corsairs cracked the scoring column in the 29th minute, when senior Adam Philbin (Cumberland, R.I.) displayed some crafty footwork along the right flank. Philbin controlled a pass from Ferriera and cut left across the grain to free himself from the defender. The senior from Cumberland, R.I. unleashed a frozen rope from 25 yards out, curving the eventual game-winner around the UMass Boston keeper. It was Philbin's first marker of the season.
The Beacons carried the offensive pressure in the first five minutes of the second stanza, creating two scoring chances. In the 49th minute, freshman Edmilson Barros (Boston, Mass.) won a challenge from the hosts' keeper and slid an attempt across the end line that deflected off the outside left post. Less than 90 seconds later, Barros generated another quality scoring chance for the vistors. Barros slid a shot through a crowd of Corsair defenders that was ticketed for the back of the net, but a UMass Dartmouth defender cleared the attempt to the left of the net. Barros corralled his own rebound and fed a charging junior forward Matheus Reis (Somerville, Mass.), who sent the potential equalizer on net. Freshman Andrew Deane (Woburn, Mass.) was able to recover and quell UMass Boston's surge.
The Corsairs provided the 2013 Homecoming Crowd with a little breathing room in the 82nd minute. Junior Alex Machado (New Bedford, Mass.) accepted a feed from classmate Kyle Duarte (New Bedford, Mass.) and drilled his second goal of the season into the back of the net from the top of the 18-yard box. With the crowd still on their feet, Ferreira registered a highlight reel marker to complete the hosts' scoring.
Deane made four saves to post his first collegiate shutout, while his counterpart, sophomore Alfonso Rosales (Revere, Mass.) recorded two stops.
UMass Dartmouth returns to action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, when the Corsairs travel to Endicott College for a non-conference match.