GALOUZIS HELPS MEN'S SOCCER HANG ON TO DEFEAT WESTERN CONNECTICUT, 3-2
Oct. 9, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, MA) scored two goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's soccer team past Western Connecticut State University, 3-2, in a Little East Conference matchup this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center field on the campus of UMass Boston. The Beacons improve their record to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the Little East Conference, while the Colonials fall to 3-6-1 and 1-3 in the LEC.
UMass Boston struck first to take a 1-0 lead just 5:27 into the match when sophomore forward Brian Sanz (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) buried a throw in from sophomore defender Verly Jean (Somerville, MA) inside the 18-yard box. Western Connecticut tied the score 1-1 at 22:08 off a direct kick by junior defender Daniel Sanchez (Canaan, CT) following a Beacons handball just outside the penalty box. Sanchez curved the kick around the UMass Boston wall and into the back of the net from 20 yards away for the equalizer.
The Beacons regained the lead, 2-1, seven minutes before halftime when Galouzis collected his first tally after a give-and-go with sophomore forward Luis Saquich (Marlborough, MA) at the near post. At the 68:21 mark, Galouzis added his second goal of the match, and sixth of the season, when senior defender Alex Cavallero (Lenox, MA) carried the ball through the backline and then setup Galouzis coming down from the top of the 18-yard box.
The Colonials cut the lead to 3-2 with 2:49 to go after senior defender Dennis Poulter (Waterbury, CT) served up a great pass on a direct kick from midfield which junior midfielder Ryan Rose (Bethel, CT) headed home.
In net for UMass Boston, sophomore goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) made three saves to earn his third consecutive win, which is a career best. Freshman goalie Jack Holub (Sherman, CT) tallied a pair of saves for Western Connecticut.
The Beacons travel to Framingham State University on Wednesday, October 13 for a 3:30 p.m. match, while the Colonials are at Wesleyan University at 4:00 p.m. on the same day for their next contest.