Tufts Comeback Overtakes Men's Soccer, 3-2

Tufts Comeback Overtakes Men's Soccer, 3-2

Oct. 11, 2011

Final Stats

MEDFORD, MA-Gus Santos scored a minute and 52 seconds into the second overtime period to give host Tufts a 3-2, double overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team in a non-conference match at Kraft Field Tuesday.

The goal capped a comeback that saw the Jumbos score the final three goals of the match.

Freshman forward Nick Gontijo (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) put UMass Dartmouth on the board when he converted a penalty kick at the nine minute mark. Sophomore defender Alex Machado (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) made it 2-0 when he drilled home a 35-yard free kick at 12:04.

Sam Williams of Tufts made it 2-1 just 13 seconds before halftime when he converted a cross from Jono Edelman. Peter Lee-Kramer tied the game on a header off a free kick in the 77th minute.

"It was a tough one," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "We played really well in the first half but they scored right at the end of the half to make it 2-1. We controlled a lot of the play, and were controlling the tempo of the match. In the second half, it was the other side of the coin; they were able to capitalize on a mistake. Then it was back and forth until they got the game-winner."

The Jumbos outshot the Corsairs, 22-6. Freshman goalkeeper Tim Walsh (Stow, MA/Marian HS) was credited with eight saves for UMD, including a stop on a second-half penalty kick, while Zach Cousens made one stop for Tufts.

"Tim Walsh played great, he saved a penalty kick, and we were very pleased with his effort," said Almeida."

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 7-4-1 with the defeat, while Tufts improved to 5-2-2 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Mass Maritime Thursday.