Men's Soccer Notches First Conference Win with 3-0 Decision over USM

Oct. 1, 2011

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston men’s soccer (6-3, 1-2 LEC) team recorded their first conference win of the year, as three different players found the back of the net to lead the Beacons to a 3-0 Little East Conference win over the University of Southern Maine (2-8, 2-1 LEC) Saturday afternoon at Clark Athletic Center Field. 

Playing a major part in the victory was sophomore Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, MA) who tallied the Beacons second goal of the day, while also assisting on their first.  The goal was Galouzis’ eighth of the year. 

Breaking the scoreless draw in the 15th minute of Saturday’s match was Victor Hugo Costa (Malden, MA), who drove home Galouzis’ pass to the far post.  The goal was Costa’s second of his junior campaign.

Setting the second goal of the night was Luis Saquich (Marlborough, MA) who played a corner kick opportunity to a wide-open Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam).  Johnson then drove the ball to Galouzis, who headed it home to make it 2-0.

The final goal of the contest came from Brian Sanz, who crushed the ball from about 25 yards out.  The shot would hit the bottom of the crossbar twice before bouncing into the back of the net. 

Combined the Beacons outshot their conference rivals 28-3, an also lead the match in corner kicks 7-1. 

Goalkeeper Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, MA) did not have to make a save to earn the shutout.  For Southern Maine, Jeremy Turner played 76 minutes and totaled five saves.  Alex Charette closed out the match with three saves in 14 minutes of action.

Men’s soccer returns to action on Wednesday when they face Newbury College in a non-conference match.  Start time is scheduled for 8 p.m., and the match will be played at Regis College in Wellesley.