Men's Soccer Dominates Curry In 3-0 Win

Men's Soccer Dominates Curry In 3-0 Win

MILTON, N.H.—Three different Beacons scored, to lead UMass Boston men's soccer past host Curry College 3-0 in non-conference action on Wednesday evening. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Curry College 0

(UMass Boston 8-2-2) 

(Curry College 2-10-1) 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Nick Fontana (Marshfield, Mass.), Yasser El Hasnaoui (Marrakesh, Morocco) and Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde) all scored. to lead the Beacons to their fifth-straight non-conference win. 

Junior Yuran Teixeira (Praia, Cape Verde) and sophomore Josh Madden (Milton, Mass.) each were credited with assists in the win. 

In net, senior Sandro van Kuijck (Nunspeet, Netherlands) earned his first collegiate, complete-game shutout. The senior goalie made 1 save on 1 shot in his first start of the season. 

Curry's Jan Bacerra fell to 0-2-1 on the season, after making 14 saves on 17 shots. 

UMass Boston jumped on the Colonels right from the start. The Beacons recorded four shots and a corner in the opening three minutes and opened the scoring at 7:14. Fontana took a pass from Teixeira and buried it past Bacerra for his fifth goal of the season. 

The Beacons continued to threaten throughout the rest of the half but had to settle for a 1-0 advantage going into the break. 

Van Kuijck made his lone save of the game at 54:30, when he denied a strong effort from Jared Mallers.

Curry made things tougher on themselves at 56:57, when Ali Pungi was sent off for a straight red card. 

UMass Boston took advantage of the 10-men Colonels with two goals in the final 25 minutes. 

El Hasnaoui scored an unassisted goal at 66:26 to make it 2-0 and de Andrade followed shortly after with his eighth goal of the season at 80:46 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston outshot the Colonels 34-4 for the contest. The Beacons also led 17-1 in shots on goal and 12-2 on corners. 
  • With the win, UMass Boston improved to 11-1-1 all-time against the Colonels. Wednesday's matchup marked the first meeting between the two programs since 1994. 
  • Van Kuijck improved to 5-1 for his career with the victory. 
  • With his second-half goal, de Andrade now has 91 career points between his time at Newbury College and UMass Boston. 

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will close out their three-game road trip on Wednesday, when they travel to take on the University of Southern Maine at 7 p.m.