Oct. 22, 2011
DANBURY, Conn. – It was a great day for junior goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, Mass.) as he set a program record for most shutouts in a season, following the Beacons( 9-5, 2-4 LEC) 4-0 Little East Conference win over Western Connecticut State University (1-12-2, 0-5-1 LEC), Saturday evening at WestConn Athletic Complex.
With Saturday’s victory, Dowd earned his seventh shutout of 2011, which broke the original single season record of six held by Noel Cotterell in 1981 and Bob Ahearn in 1985. In his career, Dowd has eight shutouts which is fifth most all-time at UMass Boston.
Finding the back of the net in the win was four different Beacons, while midfielder Douglas Silviera (Revere, Mass.) tallied two assists. Giving UMass the 1-0 lead in the 38th minute of the match was Kelvin Martinez (East Boston, Mass.) off of a 10-yard pass from Silviera. UMass recorded a combined 19 shots in the first 45 minutes of play.
After the halftime break, the Beacons continued to pour it on totaling 14 more shots in the final half. Finding the back of the net to make it a two-goal game was Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam), off of another pass from Silviera.
Brian Sanz (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) gave UMass even more room on the scoreboard in the 73rd minute off of a pass from Victor Hugo Costa (Malden, Mass.). Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, Mass.), who leads the Little East Conference in points notched his ninth goal of the year just as time was about to expire to seal the 4-0 victory.
For Dowd, his evening ended with five saves, while Western Connecticut goalkeeper Angelo Tsingerliotis tallied 11 saves in the loss. The Beacons also held a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks, and limited the Colonials to just eight shots.
Men’s Soccer returns to action on Wednesday when they host Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 3 p.m.