Oct. 12, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman forward Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal/New Bedford HS) chipped a 30-yard shot into the goal with 1:32 remaining to give the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer team a 3-2, overtime win over visiting Tufts in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.
Ferreira's goal capped a rally that saw the Corsairs come from behind after they trailed at halftime, 2-0. Senior midfielder Mike Alves (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) put UMass Dartmouth on the board when he converted a penalty kick in the 56th minute, then freshman forward Brenton Beaufils (Charlestown, MA/Charlestown HS) tied it when he scored on the rebound of a shot by freshman forward Anthony Basile (East Longmeadow, MA/East Longmeadow HS) with 1:18 left in regulation time.
Tufts took a 1-0 lead when sophomore forward Kieran Lewis (Haywards Heath, UK/St. Paul's School) scored his first of two goals in the 17th minute. He scored again less than two minutes later to give the Jumbos a 2-0 first half advantage.
"I'm proud of everyone, it was a great team effort," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "(Senior forward) Kyle Estrella (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS/RIC) caused the penalty that allowed Mike Alves to score, Anthony Basile put the ball off the bar that Brenton scored on, and Victor took a shot that a lot of players would not have seen available. We got behind, but we didn't fold, and I am proud of our team for being resilient."
The Jumbos outshot the Corsairs 16-15. Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Phelan (Carver, MA/Carver HS) made six saves for UMD, while junior Alan Bernstein (Wayne, NJ/Burlington HS) made seven for Tufts.
The Corsairs are now 7-2-2, while the Jumbos are now 4-5-1. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Mass Maritime Thursday evening. Tufts will visit Trinity Saturday.
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