Sept. 20, 2008
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) netted a pair of goals to lead the Rhode Island College men's soccer team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 3-0, today in the Little East Conference opener at the Clark Athletic Center field on the campus of UMass Boston. The Beacons fall to 2-5-0 overall and 0-1-0 in LEC play, while the Anchormen improve to 4-3-1 and 1-0-0.
Rhode Island College got on the board in the first half when sophomore defender Kory Pacheco (Smithfield, RI) sent a throw into the box where Costa put a head on it from the 10-yard line to direct it off the cross bar and into the net for a 1-0 lead at 30:43. Costa's second score came when senior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) found senior defender Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) on a corner kick at the back of the 18-yard marker, where he crossed to Costa at the six-yard line for a header that found the back of the net at 81:11 of the second half for a 3-0 Anchormen advantage.
Rhode Island College's second goal of the afternoon came on an own goal at 55:16 of the second half.
The Anchormen owned an 18-7 shot advantage as sophomore keeper Domenick Persuitte (West Barnstable, MA) made seven saves for UMass Boston, while freshman goalie Justin O'Connor (North Kingstown, RI) turned away two shots for Rhode Island College.
The Beacons will be in action again on Thursday, September 25 when they host Salem State College at 3:30 p.m., while the Anchormen travel to Bridgewater, MA on September 23 to play Bridgewater State College at 3:30 p.m.