Men's Soccer Blanks Framingham State

Men's Soccer Blanks Framingham State

FRAMINGHAM, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team scored twice in each half and blanked host Framingham State, 4-0, in a non-conference match at Maple Street Field Saturday.

Senior forward Victor Ferreira (St. Miguel, Portugal/New Bedford HS) and junior defender Josh Chao (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/CCSU) each scored twice for the Corsairs.

Ferreira broke a scoreless tie when he put UMass Dartmouth on the board with an unassisted goal in the 32nd minute. Sophomore forward Aelaf Solomon (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) drew the assist. Chao doubled the Corsairs' lead when he converted a pass from junior midfielder Jordan Sindo (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) with 2:11 left in the first half.

Chao scored his second goal of the game in the 58th minute, and Ferreira completed the scoring with a goal in the 69th minute.

Freshman goalkeepers Luis Carranza (New Bedford, MA/Greater New Bedford Vo Tech HS) and Andrew Deane (Woburn, MA/Woburn HS) each made three saves for the Corsairs, and shared the shutout. Junior goalkeeper William Levitsky (Westford, MA/Westford Academy) and freshman goalkeeper Jacob Nichols (Sturbridge, MA/Tantasqua HS) combined to make 11 stops for the Rams.

"It was a pretty good day for us," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "When we hold possession the way we did today, we can be a dangerous team. We scored twice in the first half, and they received a red car in the second half. After that, we spread them and were able to maintain control. We've scored nine goals in two matches this week. we were able to play everyone and get some of our younger guys some experience. You always want to keep a clean sheet, and we were able to do that today."

The Corsairs improved to 3-1-0 with the victory, while the Rams fell to 0-5-0 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Salve Regina Tuesday. Framingham State will host Western New England Wednesday.