Teixeira Penalty Leads Shorthanded Men's Soccer Past Corsairs

Teixeira Penalty Leads Shorthanded Men's Soccer Past Corsairs

BOSTON, Mass.—Junior Yuran Teixeira's (Praia, Cape Verde) penalty-kick goal in the 82nd minute, lifted 10-man UMass Boston men's soccer past rival UMass Dartmouth 1-0 on Tuesday night at James Cotter Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 1, UMass Dartmouth 0

(UMass Boston 7-2-1, Little East 2-1)
(UMass Dartmouth 5-4, Little East 1-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Despite going down a man in the 33rd-minute, UMass Boston dominated the possession and the chances and finally broke through at 81:14.

Teixeira lofted a through ball for sophomore Yasser El Hasnaoui (Marrakesh, Morocco) just outside the box, who brought the ball down and then raced past a Corsairs defender, before being dragged down inside the box. Teixeira stepped to the penalty spot and calmly drilled a shot into the left side of the goal for a 1-0 lead.

The Beacons controlled the game throughout and had several chances in the first half to take an early lead. Nick Fontana (Marshfield, Mass.) hit the crossbar on one free kick, before Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde) and Teixeira each barely missed and put the ball in the side netting.

UMass Boston senior goalie Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) made three saves to earn his program-record tying 32nd career victory.

Corsairs sophomore goalie Chris Moussavi made nine saves on 10 shots in his first start of the season.

UMass Dartmouth's best two chances of the contest both came in the second half. Castro-Dreher made a diving stop to deny Yorik Sajbin in the 65th minute and less than five minutes later, Junior Monteiro rifled a shot over the bar on a wide-open look from the top of the box.

BY THE NUMBERS 

  • UMass Boston led the Corsairs in shots (21-12), shots on goal (10-3) and corner kicks (10-3).
  • With the win, UMass Boston earned their sixth-straight victory over the Corsairs. The Beacons now trail in the all-time series 13-22-3.
  • The Corsairs committed 26 fouls, to the Beacons eight.
  • Castro-Dreher improved to 32-14-8 for his career with the win. He tied his former goalie coach and former Beacon great Alfonso Rosales ('15) for the program record for wins.
  • Teixeira is now 4-4 on the season from the penalty spot and 8-8 for his career. Going into the week, there were only two teams in Division III with more than four penalty kick attempts this season (SUNY Brockport and Eastern Connecticut State University with five).

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will open a three-game road trip on Saturday, when they travel to take on Plymouth State University at 3:45 p.m.