Oct. 14, 2010
BUZZARDS BAY, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer team exploded for six goals in the second half and went on to defeat host Massachusetts Maritime, 6-2, in a non-conference match at Clean Harbors Stadium Thursday evening.
Senior forward Kyle Estrella (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS/RIC) broke a scoreless tie when he converted a pass from senior midfielder Thomas Uibel (Pforzheim, Germany/Freiburg University) 29 seconds into the second half. Ryan Fischer tied the score four minutes later, but Estrella scored his second goal on a breakaway 29 seconds later to put the Corsairs ahead, 2-1.
Derek Young scored 3:05 later to tie the game at 2-2, but Uibel broke the tie at 58:25 when scored from a scramble in front of the net. Freshman defender Alex Machado (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) doubled the Corsairs' advantage when he scored on a direct free kick in the 68th minute. Freshman forward Brenton Beaufils (Charlestown, MA/Charlestown HS) capped the scoring when he scored twice within a minute and 47 seconds later in the second half, converting a pass from sophomore defender Brady Paradis (Tiverton, RI/Providence Country Day HS) at 78:24, then scoring on the rebound of a shot by freshman forward Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal/New Bedford HS) at 80:11.
"In the first half, I felt like we controlled the game, but they were very physical," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "In the second half, we were able to take advantage of our opportunities, and we made our scoring chances count. Every time we had a chance, we would score. We have a big game on Saturday, and this sets the tone and points us in the right direction."
The Corsairs out shot the Buccaneers, 21-12. Sophomore goalkeepers Mike Phelan (Carver, MA/Carver HS) and Kellen Rauch (Ashland, MA/Ashland HS) each made two saves for UMD, while Brett Young and Patrick Slaney combined to make nine for MMA.
The Corsairs improved to 8-2-2 with the victory, while the Bucs dropped to 4-9 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Plymouth State Saturday.
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