October 12, 2013

Vidal Sparks Men's Soccer Comeback Win At Keene State

KEENE, N.H -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team scored four unanswered goals to defeat Little East Conference rival Keene State College, 4-2, this afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex.

The Corsairs (8-3) moved into sole possession of second place in the conference standings with a 3-1 mark, leap-frogging the Owls (2-2) who suffered their second straight league setback.

Freshman Matt Vidal (New Bedford, Mass.) was the catalyst for the UMass Dartmouth comeback, sandwiching a pair of markers between a goal from sophomore Aelaf Solomon (Framingham, Mass.) that produced the visitors first advantage of the contest. Vidal recorded an unassisted marker in the 39th minute to turn the momentum towards the visitors entering the halftime intermission.

The Corsairs erased their two-goal deficit just three minutes into the second stanza, when junior Kyle Duarte (New Bedford, Mass.) found Solomon for a score. Senior Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal) sealed the 4-2 win after burying his eighth goal of the season in the 62nd minute.

Freshman goalkeeper Andrew Deane (Woburn, Mass.) stopped five shots in a winning effort for the Corsairs. Keene State goalkeepers Malcolm Cheney (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Michael Ketterman (Monson, Mass.) split time between the pipes. Cheney received the loss while stopping seven shots in 61:55 minutes of play. Ketterman played the remaining 28:05 and recorded one save.

UMass Dartmouth travels to Roger Williams for a 7pm non-conference matchup on Wednesday.