Endicott Narrowly Edges Men's Soccer, 2-1

Endicott Narrowly Edges Men's Soccer, 2-1

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Corsairs' offense just couldn't connect on Saturday, as the UMass Dartmouth men's soccer team fell to visiting Endicott 2-1 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon.

The Basics

Score: Endicott 2, UMass Dartmouth 1
Endicott (3-1-0) | UMass Dartmouth (3-1-0) 

How it Happened

Endicott got the scoring started in the 33rd minute, when freshman Evan Couchot (Mason, Ohio) sent a header into the top left corner of the net, with the assist coming from senior Paul Erne (San Diego, Calif.). 

The Corsairs would even the score in the second half when senior Matt Vidal (New Bedford, Mass.) slid a pass to streaking junior Fabio Araujo (Brockton, Mass.) who found the back of the net after flipping the ball over the diving Gull goalie. 

Both teams traded opportunities in the final minutes, but Endicott regained the lead for good with less than nine minutes remaining, when junior Robert Hartan (Hebron, Conn.) flicked the ball over the senior goalkeeper Luis Carranza (New Bedford, Mass.). 

Inside the Numbers

  •  Carranza took the loss and has earned the decision in every game for UMass Dartmouth thus far.
  •  Senior Nick Weinstein (Trumbull, Conn.) made eight stops for the Gulls to capture the win.
  •  The Corsairs outshot the Gulls 16-7, but Endicott possessed a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.  
  • Endicott's goal in the 33rd minute marked the first time that the Corsairs have trailed an opponent so far this season.
  • Vidal led the Corsairs with six shots and has registered at least a point in all four games in 2016.

Up Next

The Corsairs will continue their home stand, playing host to Salve Regina on Wednesday, with kickoff set at 6:30 p.m.