Men’s Soccer Downs Framingham State 3-0 On Senior Night

Men’s Soccer Downs Framingham State 3-0 On Senior Night

BOSTON, Mass. – A two-goal night from Nilton de Andrade (Fogo, Cape Verde), carried men's soccer to their fourth straight win, as they knocked-off Framingham State University by the final of 3-0 Tuesday evening in a rain soaked affair at James Cotter Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Framingham State University 0

UMass Boston (11-2-2)
Framingham State University (8-7-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

On the day they honored their seven senior members, the Beacons extended their unbeaten streak to six-straight (5-0-1), as they have not suffered a loss in the month of October.

It was senior Nick Fontana (Marshfield, Mass.), who got the Beacons on the scoreboard in the first half, as he knocked-in his seventh goal of the season.  The forward connected on a cross from Yasser El Hasnaoui (Marrakesh, Morocco), who brought the ball up the middle of the field, while powering through multiple Rams' backs.

The Beacons would control the momentum of the first half, while firing-off multiple chances at net.  As the rain continued to come down harder and harder, the two teams began to stretch the field. 

UMass Boston was able to maintain possession despite the ball skipping off the soaked turf. 

After the break, de Andrade would net both of his goals in a five-minute span to go over the 100-point milestone for his collegiate career. 

His first tally, which came in the 64th minute was the result of some solid footwork, as he beat the Rams' defender one-on-one before unloading his shot to the far post.  In the 70th minute, he would showcase his foot skills as he beat both the backs and Framingham state goalkeeper James Hartshorn to secure the shutout.

The Beacons defense was solid from start to finish as goalkeepers Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) and Sandro van Kuijck combined for three saves in the non-conference win.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Tuesday's win marked senior day for Rafael DeSouza (Watertown, Mass.), Daniel Campos (Guadalajara, Mexico), John Santos (Brockton, Mass.), Gui Barbosa (Saugus, Mass.) van Kuijck, Castro Dreher, and Fontana
  • The shut out for Castro Dreher marked the 24th of his career, while he now has 6.5 shutouts in 2019
  • All-time the Beacons are now 23-8-1 against Framingham State, and have won two-straight over the Rams
  • With his four points, de Andrade now has 101 points for his career. He recorded 69 points at Newbury College in two seasons and has posted 32 points in 1+ seasons with the Beacons. He is the third player in program history to go over 100 points while playing with the Beacons
  • Tuesday's win marked the 88th in the career of head coach Jake Beverlin
  • Tuesday's contest also marked the 700th game played in UMass Boston men's soccer history (336-317-47)

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Keene State College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. Little East Conference game.