DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Corsair sophomore Joe Morehead’s (Fairhaven, Mass.) early marker paired with goalie Danny Andrade’s (New Bedford, Mass.) first clean sheet of the year structured UMass Dartmouth’s men's soccer victory over Newbury College, 2-0, at Cressy Field on Friday night. Prior to the non-league clash, the Corsair athletic community honored its five senior members of the squad as part of Senior Night.
- Preceded by a cross-field lob pass from senior Tony Centeio (Whitman, Mass.), Morehead beat his defender one-on-one at the left of the six with a quick dribble move. He put the cherry on top by tucking his shot into the top, far right corner of the frame for an early 1-0 Corsair advantage.
- With approximately seven minutes remaining in the half, Morehead again presented a threat from the left side – this time, he sent in a hard cross and received a little bit of help from the opposition. Nighthawk defender Andrew Kalombo (Worcester, Mass.) inadvertently redirected the ball into the goal in his sliding attempt to clear the rock, doubling the hosts’ lead.
Inside The Numbers
- The Blue and Gold put up 15+ shots for the fifth occasion this campaign.
- Corsair keeper Danny Andrade (New Bedford, Mass.) clinched the third shutout of his career, needing to make just three saves on Newbury’s eight shots.
- Morehead seized the team-lead with his third marker of the year, breaking the tie formerly held with senior teammates Jake Moreira (Burlington, Mass.) and Joao Correia (Peabody, Mass.).
- The Corsairs outshot the opposition by a 15-8 clip.
- UMass Dartmouth snapped its three-game skid while also defending Cressy for the first time this season.
UMass Dartmouth enters the weekend sitting in the sixth and final Little East Conference playoff spot, as complete pairings for the 2018 championships will be announced by the league office over the weekend. Newbury College will await its opponent for the NECC quarterfinal match, set to kick-off on Tuesday at a time to be announced.
(Recap By Kyle Diangkinay, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant)
(Photo Credit: Rainier Almonte '20)