Oct. 13, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team defeated visiting Massachusetts Maritime, 2-1, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.
UMass Dartmouth struck less than one minute into the game. Freshman forward Elton Borges (Praia, Cape Verde/Burke HS) controlled a pass into the Buccaneers' zone, then left a touch pass for freshman forward Nick Gontijo (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS), who whistled a shot into the upper corner of the net, giving UMD a 1-0 lead.
In the 55th minute, MMA junior midfielder Derek Young (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) converted off a pass from fellow junior midfielder Tim McDonough (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) to tie the game at 1-1. Less than two minutes later, UMD sophomore forward Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal/New Bedford HS) took a pass from freshman defender Jacinto Centeio (Boston, MA/Madison Park HS) deep in the Buccaneers' zone and beat MMA sophomore goalie Brett Young (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) to the far post, leading UMD to a 2-1 victory.
"We started off really strong," said UMass Dartmouth Assistant Coach Brian Medeiros. "We tried a new formation on offense. Towards the second half we played a little too defensively which allowed them to come back. We had a lot of opportunities to score, and we have to start putting the ball in the net. We have a conference match on Saturday, and it's important for us to come out strong, especially with conference games. We have an opportunity to move to second in the LEC, so we need to be ready to play against Southern Maine."
The Corsairs outshot the Buccaneers, 12-10. Freshman goalkeeper Tim Walsh (Stow, MA/Marian HS) was credited with five saves for UMD, while Young made five stops for Mass. Maritime.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 8-4-1 with the victory, while Mass Maritime dropped to 1-9-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Bucs will host Worcester State Saturday.
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