BOSTON, Mass.—Junior Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde) recorded a career-high 9 points, to lead UMass Boston men's soccer past Boston foe Emerson College 7-1 on Tuesday evening at James Cotter Field.
UMass Boston 7, Emerson College 1
(UMass Boston 2-1-1)
(Emerson College 1-3-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
De Andrade opened the scoring in the first minute and had his hand in each of the Beacons' first six goals.
Senior Nick Fontana (Marshfield, Mass.) tacked on two goals and an assist in the victory. Sophomores Josh Madden (Milton, Mass.) and Annilson DePina Fernandes (Dorchester, Mass.) also scored for the Beacons, with Madden tacking on an assist.
In net, Sandro Van Kuijck (Nunspeet, Netherlands) made one save on two shots to earn his first win of his senior season. Fellow senior Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) made two saves on two shots over the opening 23:17.
Emerson junior keeper David Kemp made eight saves on 15 shots in 79:47 minutes of work. Fellow junior Robbie Shinder played the final 10:13.
UMass Boston took a 1-0 lead just 53 seconds into the game. Sophomore Gerardo Castaneda (Providence, R.I.) sprayed a ball from the midfield line to the top of the box and De Andrade split two defenders and ripped a shot past Kemp.
The Beacons doubled their lead less than three minutes later. Leo Herrera (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) played a long pass for De Andrade, who ran onto the end of the ball, dribbled past a defender and sent a cut-back pass to a wide-open Fontana at the top of the box for an easy-finish into the near netting at 3:38.
Fontana returned the favor at 11:16, when he won the ball off an Emerson player and found De Andrade, who slotted home for his second goal of the night.
The junior completed his hat trick at 32:31. This time it was Madden finding De Andrade for a left-footed finish just inside the near post.
Madden made it 5-0 UMass Boston at 35:19, when the sophomore raced onto the end of a De Andrade cross and finished inside the near post with his right foot.
Emerson stunned the Beacons at 40:58 when Clark Dean put the Lions on the board. Dean sent a long, powerful shot that deflected off a Beacon and into the top-left corner to make it 5-1.
UMass Boston responded back just over 10 minutes later to regain their five-goal lead. De Andrade lofted a perfect cross to the back post and Fontana headed it down for a 6-1 advantage at 51:51.
DePina Fernandes capped off the scoring at 77:10. After coming on just over minutes earlier, the first-year Beacon rocketed a right-footed shot into the near netting for a 7-1 lead.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston outshot Emerson 27-6 and held a 15-4 edge in shots on goal. The Beacons also led 6-2 in corner kicks.
- De Andrade set new career-highs as a Beacon for goals (three), assists (three) and points (nine). His nine points are tied for second in program history for a single-game.
- UMass Boston leads the all-time series 9-5 over Emerson. The Beacons are 6-1 all-time against the Lions at home.
- De Andrade's hat trick is the 19th hat trick in program history.
- Castro-Dreher tied Alfonso Rosales ('15) and Paul Maniscalco ('07) for most career appearances by a Beacons goalkeeper (52). He also became the third goalie in program history to start 50 career games on Tuesday night.
- The Beacons seven goals are their most goals scored in a single-game since the 2016 Little East Conference Semifinals (7-2 win over Eastern Connecticut State University).
UMass Boston will travel to Salve Regina University on Saturday afternoon at noon for a non-conference matchup.