Sept. 29, 2010
BOSTON, MA - The Becker College men's soccer team defeated the University of Massachusetts Boston, 3-1, this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center field on the campus of UMass Boston. The win boosts the Hawks record to 4-4-1 on the year while the loss drops the Beacons to 1-7 overall. After winning the opening game of the 2010 season, UMass Boston has now dropped seven straight matches while Becker is currently on a four-match unbeaten streak.
Junior forward Timothy Howard (Paxton, MA) scored what proved to be the game-winning tally at 33:57 into the match to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Howard connected on a cross from freshman midfielder Aldo Karkanjozi (Sterling Heights, MI) for his first goal of the season on a one-time finish into the back of the net.
Karkanjozi added his second assist of the match at the 66 minute mark when he carried the ball all the way to the Beacons' touchline before dropping a pass off to sophomore midfielder Matheaus Souza (Framingham, MA) for a strike from the top of the 18-yard box for his team-high third tally of the year to put Becker ahead, 3-0.
With 7:02 remaining in the match, freshman midfielder Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, MA) put UMass Boston on the board with his second goal of the 2010 campaign. Galouzis was able to control a square pass by sophomore forward Luis Saquich (Marlborough, MA) just inside the Hawks box, converting the goal with a low strike to beat freshman keeper Tim McDonald (Holden, MA) and cut the visitor's lead to 3-1 but it was the closest the home squad would get.
The Hawks opened up the game's scoring when sophomore forward Kirubel Solomon (Framingham, MA) put home a bounding ball in the UMass Boston box following a Becker corner kick at 12:11 into the match.
For Becker, McDonald finished the game with three saves to pick up his fourth victory of the year while UMass Boston sophomore goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) collected two saves in between the pipes for the Beacons.
UMass Boston is back in action on Saturday, October 2 when it travels to Willimantic, CT to face Eastern Connecticut State University at 1:00 p.m. in a Little East Conference match while Becker plays the same day on the road in Boston, MA to face Wheelock College at 2:30 p.m. in a New England Collegiate Conference tilt.