NEWPORT, R.I. – The Seahawk offense proved to be too strong for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as Salve Regina defended their home turf with a 4-0 win at Reynolds Field.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 0, Salve Regina 4
Records: UMass Dartmouth (0-3-0) | Salve Regina (4-1-0)
How it Happened
Each contender wasted no time in getting their respective offense going, as the Corsairs and Seahawks put up nine shots apiece in the first half. Just 85 seconds after the opening whistle, UMass Dartmouth sophomore Luvy Depina (Brockton, Mass.) came close to getting his squad an early lead, but Salve goalkeeper Michael Payan (Fort Lee, N.J.) produced one of his three saves on the evening.
Soon after, at the 11:44 mark, the hosts began to put offensive pressure on the visitors. Multiple shots by forward Evan McDonald (Candia, N.H.) were saved and blocked by the Corsair defense just in front of the goal line, setting up the Seahawks for a corner kick. McDonald set up teammate Jordan Elster (Sutton, Mass.) at the penalty spot, who tapped the ball to the back corner of the net past two diving defenders for a 1-0 advantage.
Following the halftime break, Salve doubled their lead thanks to midfielders Donald Igo (Needham, Mass.) and Matthew O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.). From the left side of the pitch, Igo led O'Donnell with a ball about 20 yards away from the goal for the third score. With about 30 minutes remaining in the contest, Jared Warren (Georgetown, Mass.) gathered a pass that was misplayed by the defense, and fired it into the net for a 4-0 Seahawk lead.
Inside the Numbers
- Corsair forward Fabio Araujo (Fogo, Cape Verde) and midfielder Junior Monteiro (Praia, Cape Verde) paced the visiting offense, offering three shots each of the team's 14 total.
- Goalkeepers Mike Tranghese (Monson, Mass.) and Danny Andrade (New Bedford, Mass.) each shared time in net during today's match, marking the first time this season that two goalies saw action in one game.
- The Seahawks avenge a 4-1 loss to UMass Dartmouth at Cressy Field last season.
UMass Dartmouth will begin Little East Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 16, in a 1 p.m. home affair against Plymouth State.