#15 SUNY Oneonta Hands Men's Soccer 4-1 Defeat

#15 SUNY Oneonta Hands Men's Soccer 4-1 Defeat

ONEONTA, N.Y.—#16 SUNY Oneonta scored two goals in each half, to defeat UMass Boston men's soccer 4-1 on Day 2 of the 2018 Mayor's Cup Tournament.


#16 SUNY Oneonta 4, UMass Boston 1

(UMass Boston 1-4)
(SUNY Oneonta 2-1-1)


Junior transfer John Santos recorded his first collegiate goal for the visitors, but it wouldn't be enough, as the Beacons finished the tournament with a 1-1 mark.

Santos, who started his career at conference rival UMass Dartmouth, scored just before the hour mark to cut the deficit to 2-1. He took a cross from freshman Jonathan Rodrigues (Brockton, Mass.) and blasted his shot into the far netting at 59:15.

The Red Dragons put away any chance of a Beacons' comeback, when they scored two goals in less than two minutes later in the half.

Junior goalie Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) made seven saves on 11 shots in the loss.

Castro-Dreher and sophomore center back Yuran Teixeira (Prai, Cape Verde) were both named to the Mayor's Cup All-Tournament Team.

SUNY Oneonta started the scoring in the ninth minute, when Douglas Minogue scored off a Nicholas Plate pass.

Plate set up the second goal as well, as his initial shot was stopped, but Roberto Ventura headed home the rebound to make it 2-0 at 33:15.

After Santos made it 2-1, SUNY Oneonta scored two goals in the final 10 minutes.

Witman Hernandez chipped Castro-Dreher to make it 3-1 at 81:24 and Arkadij Raiz extended the lead to 4-1 at 83:17 when he fired a long-distance strike from 25-yards out.


  • SUNY Oneonta outshot the Beacons 22-7 and held an 11-3 lead in shots on goal.
  • Rodrigues led the Beacons with three shots, including a shot that hit the crossbar in the seventh minute.
  • Saturday's meeting marked the first-ever contest between the two sides.
  • Two of UMass Boston's four losses have come against nationally-ranked teams.


UMass Boston will have four days off, before they host Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday at 7 p.m.