Oct. 18, 2011
WORCESTER, MA-Host Worcester State scored five goals in less than 17 minutes in the second half and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team, 5-1, in a non-conference match at Coughlin Stadium Tuesday evening.
Freshman forward Nick Gontijo (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) gave the Corsairs a 1-0 lead when he scored in the eighth minute, converting a pass from sophomore midfielder Kyle Duarte (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) off a corner kick.
Brian Cormier tied it for the Lancers in the 62nd minute, converting Justin Biela's pass off a corner kick. Biela then scored on a breakaway in the 65th minute, and again on a shot from the right side of the box in the 70th minute. Kerlenz Benjamin scored for WSU off a corner kick in the 75th minute, and Chris Hinds made it 5-1 with a goal in the 79th minute. Biela finished with two goals and three assists for Worcester State.
"We played well in the first half," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Henry Almeida. "They scored the tying goal off a deflection and we couldn't recover. It was a tough loss for us."
Worcester State out shot UMass Dartmouth, 20-13. Freshman goalkeeper Tim Walsh (Stow, MA/Marian HS) made four saves for UMD, while Evan Wilga made one stop for WSU.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 9-5-1 with the defeat, while Worcester State improved to 6-6-2 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Keene State Saturday.
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