Men's Soccer Blanks Emmanuel, 2-0

Men's Soccer Blanks Emmanuel, 2-0

Oct. 8, 2009

Final Stats

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team scored twice in the second half and blanked visiting Emmanuel, 2-0, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Jason Couto (Somerset, MA/Bristol CC) put the Corsairs on the board, breaking a scoreless tie in the 67th minute when he converted a pass from senior forward Matt Correia (Dracut, MA/Dracut HS) and scored from in front of the net. Sophomore midfielder Bruno Araguo (Marlborough, MA/Marlborough HS) scored an insurance goal with 9:30 remaining, heading in a cross from junior midfielder Mike Alves (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS).

"I was ecstatic when we scored the first goal," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "Even at that, a 1-0 lead is a scary lead in soccer. Once we got the second one, I knew we could dictate play from that point. We maintained possession and dictated the pace of the game, and we played well for the entire match, although we had a little trouble finishing our chances."

The Corsairs out shot the Saints, 21-2. Freshman goalkeeper Jon Doucette (Boxford, MA/Masconomet HS) made two saves for UMD to earn his first shutout of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Wilhelm Du Bois (Key Biscayne, FL/Coral Gables HS) made seven stops for EC.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 7-2-0 with the victory, while Emmanuel dropped to 2-10-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will visit Keene State Saturday, while the Saints will host Johnson & Wales Saturday.