DARTMOUTH, Mass. – UMass Boston sophomore Raffi DeSouza (Watertown, Mass.) piled on the first two of the second-half goals to put the contest out of reach for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with the Beacons capitalizing for a 4-0 Little East Conference victory on Saturday.
Score: UMass Boston 4, UMass Dartmouth 0
Records: UMass Boston (8-3-1, 4-1-0 LEC) | UMass Dartmouth (2-6-1, 2-3-0 LEC)
How it Happened
Just 10 minutes in, the Beacons eased into a 1-0 lead when the initial shot off the foot of Jake Higgins (Pembroke, Mass.) deflected into the net for an own goal on the Corsairs. The mishap would mark the only tally of the stanza despite 18 shots combined between both sides. UMass Dartmouth goalkeeper Danny Andrade (New Bedford, Mass.) kept the Corsairs in contention with eight of his 11 saves in the opening 45 minutes.
DeSouza then built the advantage to 2-0 in the 56th minute, heading a clean shot into the bottom right of the net on the corner kick from Daniel Morales (San Diego, Calif.). Just six minutes later, Morales and DeSouza connected again, this time with a quick pass from Morales opening up DeSouza for a 30-yard blast that landed in just over the fingertips of Andrade.
UMass Boston added one more for good measure in the 77th minute, as freshman Anderson Valeus (Mattapan, Mass.) registered his first collegiate marker on a redirect from a perfectly-placed cross by Juan Nieto (Barquisimento, Venezuela).
Inside the Numbers
- Andrade was a stalwart between the pipes for the Corsairs, with his 11 saves in just over 66 minutes of action marking a new career-high.
- Freshman Mike Tranghese (Monson, Mass.) registered four stops in relief for Andrade in the last 23 minutes.
- Corsair freshman Adonis Centeio (Boston, Mass.) led the UMass Dartmouth roster with two shots on net.
- The Beacons held a 25-8 advantage on the shot total and an 8-1 lead on corner opportunities.
UMass Dartmouth travels next Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start at Bridgewater State, with the Beacons making the cross-town trip to meet Emmanuel on Monday at 7 p.m.