GORHAM, Maine—UMass Boston men's soccer struck for five goals in the first 42 minutes and Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) set the program record for career wins on Tuesday night at Hannaford Field.
UMass Boston 5, University of Southern Maine 0
(UMass Boston 9-2-2, Little East 3-1-1)
(University of Southern Maine 0-12-3, Little East 0-5-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
With the Beacons exploding for a season-high in conference goals, Castro-Dreher was forced to make just two saves in his 33rd career victory. With the win, Castro-Dreher broke a tie with former UMass Boston captain and assistant coach Alfonso Rosales ('15) for most career victories.
Fellow senior Sandro van Kuijck (Nunspeet, Netherlands) came on for the final 12:12 and did not face a shot.
Junior Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde) paced the Beacons offense with a goal and an assist.
Southern Maine's Cameron Atherton fell to 0-11-3 after allowing five goals on nine shots in the first half. Dalton Cassidy stopped all four shots he faced in the second half.
UMass Boston jumped all over the Huskies from the start.
El Hasnaoui opened the scoring at 4:06, when he dribbled the ball into the box, stepped over the ball to beat the defender and then delivered a hard right-footed shot past Atherton.
The Beacons doubled their lead at 6:23. De Andrade took a soft pass from a teammate and blazed past the defense, before burying a shot past the Huskies keeper.
UMass Boston made it 3-0 at 26:03 off a direct free kick. Santos stepped up and took a curling free kick that went around the wall and just inside the far post.
Fontana made it 4-0 at 34:18, as he took a flick on from de Andrade and chipped the keeper.
UMass Boston closed out the scoring at 41:20. With the defense giving him space, Madden ripped a shot from 25-yards out that went in to the top left corner.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston outshot the Huskies 26-5 and held a 13-2 edge in shots on goal.
- With his two saves, Castro-Dreher moved into fifth-place in program history with 214 career saves.
- UMass Boston has now won eight-straight games against the Huskies. They lead the all-time series 22-14-2.
- Santos' goal was his first of the season and second of his collegiate career.
- The Beacons have now shutout their opponents in four-straight games and eight times this season. UMass Boston hasn't allowed a goal in 372:33.
Third-place UMass Boston (3-1-1) will host second-place Rhode Island College (4-1-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a key Little East Conference contest.