JOHNSON NETS TWO GOALS TO LIFT MEN'S SOCCER OVER EMERSON, 4-2
Oct. 5, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Sophomore midfielder Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam) scored two goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's soccer team over Emerson College, 4-2, Tuesday evening at Rotch Field in Boston, MA. The win snaps an eight game losing skid for the Beacons who improve to 2-8 on the year while the loss drops the Lions to 5-5 overall.
Johnson netted the games first tally at 27:51 on a penalty kick and then gave the Beacons a 4-1 lead later in the match when he converted a shot from 10 yards out with 7:55 left to play after receiving a through-ball pass from sophomore forward Luis Saquich (Marlborough, MA).
UMass Boston freshman midfielder Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, MA) scored what proved to be the game-winner shortly after the start of the second half to put the Beacons ahead, 3-0. Just 4:13 into the second stanza Galouzis converted another penalty kick, UMass Boston's second of the match, for his fourth goal on the year and third in as many contests.
Emerson senior midfielder Mike Giles (Wakefield, RI) got the Lions on the board at the 57:26 mark of the match after he was able to break free from the Beacons last defender and beat UMass Boston sophomore goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) with his fifth tally of the season. Giles was fed from the midfield by senior midfielder Eric Dabdoub (Monterrey, Mexico) to cut the Beacon's lead to 3-1.
The Lions would add a late goal when sophomore forward Jacob Lawrence (Clifton, VA) drilled a shot from 30 yards out passed Dowd to the far post, cutting the Beacons' lead to 4-2 with 2:50 remaining in the match.
Sophomore defender Wesley Trevino (Boulder, CO) notched the other Beacon goal to give UMass Boston a 2-0 advantage after he converted a breakaway, beating Emerson sophomore keeper Aaron Drescher (Latham, NY) with 2:45 remaining in the first half of play to give the visiting squad the momentum heading into the halftime intermission.
For UMass Boston, Dowd ended the match with nine saves while Drescher turned away four shots for the Lions.
The Beacons will be back in action on Thursday, October 7 when they host Newbury College in a 3:30 p.m. matchup while Emerson travels to Paxton, MA to face Anna Maria College the same day in a 7:00 p.m. tilt.