Sept. 28, 2010
NEW LONDON, CT-Trevor Prophet scored three goals in less than 11 minutes late in the second half to break open a scoreless match and lead host Connecticut College to a 3-0 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer in a non-conference match at Silfen Field Tuesday.
Prophet converted a pass from Mike Crosby to open the scoring at 72:25, nudged home a goal from point-blank range at 79:04 and completed his hat trick when he headed home a cross from Ivan Kukharkin at 83:16.
The teams had battled to a scoreless tie through heavy rain in the first half, and had exchanged chances in the second half before the Camels struck.
"We played well in the first half, we attacked as a team and defended as a team, and it went back and forth," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "Prophet had three legitimate opportunities for them, and he took advantage of them. Overall, we played 82 minutes of good soccer, and we had a few breakdowns. When you play good teams, you can't afford to have breakdowns, or they'll make you pay for them. Even though we lost, we are going in the right direction and we are getting better. We're looking forward to Saturday's match at Southern Maine."
Connecticut College out shot UMass Dartmouth, 17-8. Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Phelan (Carver, MA/Carver HS) made four saves for UMD, while Casey Marini made seven for the Camels.
The Corsairs dropped to 5-2-0 with the defeat, while the Camels improved to 3-2-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Southern Maine Saturday.
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