JOHNSON PACES MEN'S SOCCER OVER NEWBURY IN 4-1 VICTORY
Oct. 7, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Sophomore forward Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam) scored his fourth goal of the season and added two assists to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's soccer team past Newbury College, 4-1, today at the Clark Athletic Center field located on the campus of UMass Boston. With the victory, the Beacons improve to 3-8 overall, while the Nighthawks fall to 1-7.
After nearly 30 minutes of steady offensive pressure which led to 15 shots, the Beacons finally beat Newbury junior goalkeeper William McNally (Grafton, MA) at 29:44 when sophomore defender Wesley Trevino (Boulder, CO) buried a through ball from Johnson. At 48:33, Johnson tallied his score after sophomore midfielder Luiz DaCunha (Revere, MA) hit him streaking alone from the top of the 18-yard box to put the Beacons ahead, 2-0.
It took the Nighthawks almost 22 minutes to get their first shot of the second half, but they made the best of their limited chances at 70:50 when senior midfielder Joseph Lawer (Worcester, MA) ricocheted a shot off of a UMass Boston defender and into the net to cut the lead to 2-1.
However, the Beacons struck for two goals late in the match to put the contest away. At 83:32, freshman midfielder Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, MA) chested down a volley just in front of the 6-yard box and tapped it in. Sophomore midfielder Victor Costa (Malden, MA) followed five minutes later with a tally. Off a corner kick from sophomore forward Luis Saquich (Marlboro, MA), Johnson hit a bicycle kick towards the back left post that was collected and finished by Costa.
Beacons sophomore goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) made four saves to earn back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. His counterpart, McNally, was solid in goal for Newbury College making 21 saves in a 40-shot barrage by UMass Boston.
The Beacons will be back in action Saturday, October 9 at 1: 00 p.m. when they host Western Connecticut State in a Little East Conference showdown, while Newbury College welcomes Becker College on the same day at 2:00 p.m.