September 9, 2012

Men’s Soccer Notches First Win and Clinches Challenge Cup

BANGOR, Me. – With just over 11 minutes left and the score tied at 2-2, sophomore midfielder and New Balance Cup Tournament MVP Douglas Silveira (Revere, Mass.) broke the stalemate and gave men's soccer (1-2-1) their first win of the 2012 season and helped them clinch the cup Sunday afternoon over Maine Maritime

The goal marked the second of the week for Silviera, who scored the lone Beacon goal in yesterday's 2-1 loss to Husson.  The Revere native's game-winning score was unassisted and capped off a two goal second half for the Beacons.  Newcomer Alejandro Lazalde (Monterrey, Mexico) netted his first collegiate goal to give the Beacons a 2-1 lead at the 55:03 mark. 

Maine Maritime did manage to tie the game 12 minutes later when Kyle Haslam scored his second goal of the match off of a David Lord assist.

Senior Victory Hugo Costa (Malden, Mass.) got UMass Boston on the scoreboard in just the third minute of the match, which actually tied the game at 1-1.  Haslam opened up the contest with his first goal just 1:55 in to the contest.

In goal, senior Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam) put on the gloves and the jersey to take over for senior Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, Mass.).  Johnson totaled 10 saves in the contest, while his Maine Maritime counterpart William Trace Lacour totaled 13 stops.

Combined UMass Boston fired off 25 shots, with 16 of those ending up on goal.  For Maine Maritime they ended Sunday's contest with 16 shots, 12 of which were on goal.  The Beacons recorded the only three corner kicks in the match.

After careful tie breaker calculations; considering all three teams won 1 game each; it was decided that UMass Boston won the tournament, MMA placed 2nd and home host Husson University placed third.

Men's Soccer returns to action on Thursday when they travel to Fitchburg State University for a 7 p.m. non-conference game.

All-Tournament Team
1. UMB #11 Doug Silveira (MVP)
2. UMB #10 Victor Hugo Costa
3. UMB #15 John DeStefano
4. UMB #9 Stefanos Galouzis
5. UMB #8 Brian Sanz
6. MMA #5 Brandon Landry
7. MMA #3 Kyle Haslem
8. MMA #19 Benjamin Russell
9. MMA #11 Gabriel Warren
10. HU #6 Trevor Higgins
11. HU #10 Phil Frost
12. HU #12 Chris DelGuidice