Sept. 14, 2010
QUINCY, MA - Junior forward Chris Scearbo (Georgetown, MA) netted two second half goals to lift the Eastern Nazarene men's soccer team over the University of Massachusetts Boston, 4-2, Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Field in Quincy, MA. The Lions were able to overcome a 2-1 halftime deficit to notch their first victory of the season, improving to 1-3 with the win while the loss drops the Beacons to 1-2 overall.
After senior defender Bryan Wright (Bridgewater, MA) tied the game at 2-2 just 2:50 into the second stanza, the Lions turned to Scearbo for some second half heroics. With 26:30 to play in regulation, Scearbo created space to shoot from the top of the Beacons' 18-yard box and blasted home his first goal of the season to give Eastern Nazarene its first lead of the game at 3-2. Exactly two minutes later, Scearbo added a huge insurance goal when he used a powerful throw-in that found its way into the back off the net to put the Lions on top, 4-2. Senior netminder Andrew Trice (Quincy, MA) made the score hold up, registering five saves in the second half to preserve the Lions victory.
The Beacons came out of the gates strong, scoring the game's first goal only 8:42 into the contest when sophomore midfielder Luiz DaCunha (Revere, MA) netted his first collegiate goal on a put-back shot to put UMass Boston ahead, 1-0. Freshman forward Semba Mwitanti (Roanoke, VA) evened the score with his first collegiate goal off a header that beat UMass Boston sophomore keeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) to make it a 1-1 game.
With 7:56 to play in the first half, freshman forward Brian Sanz (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) registered his first goal in a Beacons uniform to give UMass Boston a 2-1 lead heading into halftime, but it was the last offensive charge the Beacons would be able to orchestrate.
Trice finished the game with nine saves for Eastern Nazarene while Dowd stopped seven shots in net for the Beacons.
UMass Boston is back in action on Thursday, September 16 when they travel to Fitchburg State College for a 6:00 PM contest while the Lions host Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday, September 18 at 3:00 PM.