Oct. 27, 2010
BRIDGEWATER, MA-Host Bridgewater State scored twice in the second half came from behind to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer team, 3-2, in a non-conference match at the Swenson Athletic Complex Wednesday evening.
Sophomore midfielder Nader Khalil (Kuwait City, Kuwait/Dartmouth HS) scored both goals for the Corsairs in the first half.
He converted a cross from senior midfielder Thomas Uibel (Pforzheim, Germany/Freiburg University) to tie the score at 30:08, just 52 seconds after Pat Kenneally had given the Bears a 1-0 lead. Khalil scored again in the 40th minute after taking a pass from senior midfielder Mike Alves (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) to give UMass Dartmouth a 2-1 lead at halftime.
BSU tied the score in the 61st minute on an own goal. Kenneally headed home the game winner in the 70th minute after receiving a cross from Donald Flores.
"Both sides played very hard, and it was a well-contested game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "We had some people out of the lineup, and some of our younger guys played very well, Nader Khalil played a great game, (freshman defender) Alex Machado (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) played well, as did Thomas Uibel. We had a great effort, but we just came up a little short."
The Bears outshot the Corsairs, 24-11. Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Phelan (Carver, MA/Carver HS) made four saves for UMD, while D.J. Siewerski made five for BSU.
The Corsairs dropped to 9-5-2 with the defeat, while the Bears improved to 11-4 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Western Connecticut State Saturday. Bridgewater State will visit MCLA Saturday.
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