BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer squad pelted 18 shots against Bridgewater State on Tuesday evening, but it wasn't enough as the Corsairs could not muster a goal and dropped a 3-0 decision at Swenson Field.
With the loss, UMD slips to 7-6-1 on the year while Bridgewater State improves to 12-2-1.
Despite the Corsairs attacking early with the first two shots, Bridgewater State got on the board first as Kolin Campbell (Norton, Mass.) registered his third score of the season in the ninth minute of play. The first half saw five more UMD attempts until near the close of the first half, when Bridgewater State was a recipient of an own goal to enter the break.
Again UMD came out firing to start the second stanza, with junior Matt Vidal (New Bedford, Mass.) footing the first two shots. UMD registered 11 of their 18 shots in the second half, as Vidal led the Corsairs on the night with four shots.
The score remained 2-0 until the 81st minute, when BSU's Colin Murtagh (Walpole, Mass.) potted his team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 81st minute to put the finishing touches on the scoring. Murtagh headed in a corner kick into the right side of the net off a service by freshman midfielder Diego DelasCasas (Miami, Fla.).
Defensively, goalkeepers Andre Reis (Fairhaven, Mass.) and JP Rosa (Boston, Mass.) each blocked two shots for UMD. Reis played the first half and took the loss to drop to 3-5 on the season, while Rosa minded net in the second half.
Also earning offensive tries for the Corsairs were junior Derik Medeiros (Fall River, Mass.) with three, while freshman John Correia (Peabody, Mass.) and junior Stephan Teixeira (Brockton, Mass.) each posted two. Medeiros and Correia each saw shots reach goal.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday afternoon with conference games. The Bears travel to Westfield State for a noontime MASCAC game with the Owls, while the Corsairs entertain Little East foe Plymouth State University at 1 p.m.