GORHAM, Maine – Senior captain Josh Chao (New Bedford, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in the 109th minute to lift the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over the University of Southern Maine this afternoon at Haverford Field.
The Corsairs raised their overall record to 4-5-1, including 1-1-1 mark in the conference circuit. The Huskies' slipped to 2-8-2 on the season, including 0-2-1 in the Little East.
Senior tri-captain JB Macaroco (New Bedford, Mass.) created the scoring opportunity on the decisive goal, distributing a pass to Chao. Chao lifted the game-winner and his fifth goal of the campaign just under the crossbar of the near post to hand UMass Dartmouth three important points in the conference standings.
Facing a 1-0 deficit with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, the Corsairs were finally able to break through in the 85th minute. Senior Ryland Foster-Gorbach (West Roxbury, Mass./Catholic Memorial) was in the right place at the right time to collect the rebound off of a save following a direct kick. Foster-Gorbach's second goal of the season was set up after the visitors were awarded an indirect kick at the top of the box.
Southern Maine opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, when Harrison Hall slide a through pass to William Pearsall. Pearsall gathered the feed inside the 18-yard box and registered his second marker of the campaign.
In between the pipes, sophomore Luis Carranza (New Bedford, Mass.) made six stops to earn the victory. His counterpart, Charles Mull, reached double digits in saves with 10 in a losing effort.
UMass Dartmouth held a decisive advantage in shots (25-10) and corner kicks (9-5).
The Corsairs will remain on the road when they return to action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. UMass Dartmouth will square off against Massachusetts Maritime in a non-conference contest.