Sept. 29, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman midfielder David Louria (Brookside, NJ/Pingry HS) scored twice to lead visiting Connecticut College to a 2-0 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team in a non-conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Tuesday afternoon.
Louria converted a pass from freshman midfielder Nick Maghenzani (Allendale, NJ/Northern Highlands HS) and scored from 15 yards out in the seventh minute, then put the game away when he picked up a loose ball in the penalty area and scored in the 90th minute.
"Connecticut College was a good, disciplined team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "We shot ourselves in the foot on both of their goals. We played much better in the first half, when our midfielders helped us control the tempo. We're a little disappointed, but we're happy with our performance. They are a grade A team coming off a 4-1 win against Amherst (ranked fifth in New England). We're looking forward to getting back to conference play."
Almeida utilized most of his bench in the second half in an attempt to tie the game. "It was a good chance to give our young players some in-game experience," said Almeida. "We'll need them later in the season, but we had a really good lineup out there at the end."
The Camels out shot the Corsairs, 11-8. Freshman goalkeeper Mike Phelan (Carver, MA/Carver HS) made five saves for UMD, while senior goalkeeper Alex Martland (Marblehead, MA/Marblehead HS) made three stops to earn the shutout for CC.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 6-2-0 with the defeat, while Connecticut College improved to 4-1-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Camels will host Bowdoin Saturday.
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