September 1, 2013

Men's Soccer Knocks Off Newbury College 3-1

WEYMOUTH, MASS. (9/1/13) –UMass Boston recovered from an early deficit to lift first-year head coach Jake Beverlin to his first win at the helm, with a 3-1 victory in the consolation game of the Lasell College Kick-Off Classic Sunday afternoon at Weymouth High School.

The win moved the Beacons to 1-1 on the season, while the Nighthawks dropped to 0-2 on the year.

Rolando Barbosa (Fogo, Cape Verde) scored once and notched an assist and Douglas Silveira (Revere, Mass.) and Jerry Phanor (Boston, Mass.) each netted a goal for UMass-Boston. David Linder scored the lone goal for Newbury, while German Canales recorded an assist.

The Nighthawks opened the scoring, pushing the ball up the left flank, and playing the ball into the top of the box. Canales played a perfectly timed square ball to Linder who took one touch and drove a shot in across the face of the goal to give the Nighthawks a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.

Just over twenty minutes later, Barbosa recorded his first strike in a Beacons uniform to tie the score at 1. A UMass Boston player played the ball into the box and it deflected to the feet of Barbosa on the left side, he proceeded to settle the ball and fired a left footed strike into the right upper 90 to even the score at 1-1 in the 32nd minute.

The score was still tied at 1-1 at the half, with the Beacons holding a 12-8 advantage in shots and a 3-1 edge in corners.

UMass-Boston had several chances early in the second half, before finally breaking through in the 71st minute when Silveira took a feed from Barbosa on the left side of the box, finishing a beautiful strike into the right side netting to go ahead 2-1. Phanor added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute when he ran onto a ball in the final third and took a touch past the keeper, finishing into an open net, creating the final 3-1 margin.

Alfonso Rosales (Revere, Mass.) earned the win in net for UMass Boston, totaling five saves on six shots on goal. Cody Nash-Gibney (South Burlington, Vt.) took the loss in goal, making eight saves in the match. 

Silveira and sophomore back Dylan Hawkins (North Easton, Mass.) were both named to the All-Tournament team for UMass-Boston, as Silveira scored three times in the tournament and Hawkins helped lead the Beacons back line in their first pair of games playing together.

UMass Boston will look to get above .500 Tuesday night when they travel to take on intra-city rival Suffolk University at 7:00 p.m. 

Information for this release provided by Lasell College Sports Information Department