WORCESTER, Mass.—WPI's Mark Calnan broke a scoreless tie in the 94th minute, to lift the host Engineers past UMass Boston men's soccer 1-0 Saturday night at Alumni Stadium.
WPI 1, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 1-1-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After 90-plus scoreless minutes, Calnan received a pass from Luke Reiniger, drove past a defender and then chipped the goalie to earn a win for the hosts.
UMass Boston keeper Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) took the loss after stopping six shots.
WPI goalie Rufus Adams recorded the win after stopping all three shots he faced.
UMass Boston grew into the game, as they were limited to just two off-target shots in the first 40 minutes.
The Beacons began picking up their play just before halftime, as they recorded three shots in the final five minutes before the break, including their first shot on target.
UMass Boston tacked on four more shots (two on target) in the second half, but couldn't break the scoreless deadlock.
BY THE NUMBERS
- WPI held a 21-10 edge in shots and 7-3 edge in shots on goal. They also held a slight 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.
- Saturday's contest marked the first-ever meeting between the Beacons and Engineers.
- Castro-Dreher tied his season-high with six saves on the day. He needs just one more game played to tie Alfonso Rosales ('15) and Paul Maniscalco ('07) for the program record for games played by a goalie (52).
- Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde) led the Beacons with three shots and one shot on goal.
UMass Boston will face their third New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent of the season on Tuesday night. The Beacons will host Emerson College at 7 p.m.