BOSTON, Mass. – The 2013 men's soccer (3-1) team wasted little time making an impression on their home field as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over Emmanuel College (0-3) Thursday afternoon on Clark Athletic Field in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
Fueling the Beacons biggest offensive showing to date was junior Marcus Pizzetti (Malden, Mass.) who finished with the season's first hat trick, while also tallying a pair of assists. The Bunker Hill Community College transfer was instrumental in getting the Beacons on the board as he had a hand in five of the Beacons six first goals.
The final goal of the night was ruled an own goal after a cross from Miguel Alcantar (San Diego, Calif.) deflected off a Emmanuel defender and bounced in to the near post. For Pizzetti, his first goal as a UMass Boston Beacon came in the 26th minute on a beautiful free kick goal which bent around the Emmanuel wall and into the far post side.
Pizzetti's second of the night came after he dribbled through the Saints backline and beat Emmanuel's Garrett Charette to near side. After the intermission, the junior did not slow down even for a second as he drove home a perfectly placed cross by Silveira.
After that Pizzetti decided to spread the wealth a little bit connecting with Rolando Barbosa twice in a span of three minutes to firmly put UMB in control of the contest. Barbosa, who played with Pizzetti at Bunker Hill, notched his second goal of 2013 after driving home a long pass from his junior teammate.
He would then receive another long pass from Pizzetti, and with some fancy footwork beat Charette and tapped the ball in to make it a six goal lead at the time.
In total UMB dominated the shots category totaling 26 on the afternoon, with 14 ending up on goal. They also managed five corner kicks as compared to Emmanuel's two.
In the backfield, the Beacons defense was just as solid as Dylan Hawkins (North Easton, Mass.), Lucas Ordosgoitia (Cartagena, Colombia), Arlindo Goncalves (Brockton, Mass.) and Barros held the Saints offense to just 13 shots, three of which were on goal. The four backs were solid all afternoon as they contained any Emmanuel player that tried to break into the Beacons goal box.
Notching his second straight shutout victory was Alfonso Rosales (Revere, Mass.), who made just one stop in the first half. Camilo Florez (Manizales, Colombia) entered the match in the second half and made two saves to secure the Beacons shutout win.
The Beacons will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Gordon College for a 7 p.m. non-conference match.