SEAHAWK MEN'S SOCCER RESULTS
Salve Regina 3, University of New England 0
Toppa Field - Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday, October 12, 2019
NEWPORT, R.I. (October 12, 2019) -- Freshman Sam Winiarski (Westfield, Mass.) scored first and second-half goals, his fourth and fifth of the season, to lead Salve Regina University men's soccer (7-3-3, 2-0-2 CCC) past visiting University of New England (6-5-2, 0-3-0 CCC) in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Toppa Field. The Seahawks celebrated Senior Day for four of its members in the Class of 2020 - Owen Kraft (Tenafly, N.J.), Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.), Noah Medeiros (Dartmouth, Mass.), and Dana Sundell (Nantucket, Mass.).
Winiarski has scored three goals in three days, and his five goals have come in his last six games played. Today's game winner came after a corner kick from Evan MacDonald reached junior captain Casey Kelly (Waldwick, N.J.) who blasted with his left foot off the right post and it caromed to Winiarski in front of the middle of the goal. He capitalized for the first goal of the day.
Series and Streaks
The Seahawks improve to 16-4-1 in the all-time series, and have been unbeaten in the last seven meetings (6-0-1). Salve Regina has won nine of 11 meetings at home versus University of New England, and has won six straight at home by a combined 17-4 score.
Three Stars of the Game
- Salve Regina freshman Sam Winiarski (Westfield, Mass.) scored two goals including a first-half game-winner by redirecting a carom off the post.
- Salve Regina junior Casey Kelly (Waldwick, N.J.) directed a backfield to its second consecutive shutout while not facing a shot on net.
- Salve Regina senior Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.) controlled the midfield for the Seahawks.
Winiarski's second goal early in the second half (48th minute) was followed shortly after by Rich Ventura's (Floral Park, N.Y.) second goal of the season and the Seahawks led 3-0. The Nor'easters made mass substitutions and eventually totalled 26 players in the game.
Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks had 11 shots on goal to none for the Nor'easters.
- Five goals in six games for Winiarski now ties him for sixth in the league.
- Camden Spear (Boothbay, Maine) made eight saves, four in each half, while suffering the defeat (5-3-0).
- Seth Wolins (Wake Forest, N.C.) did not face a shot while posting his third shutout of the season.
- Wolins and teammate Nathan Reid (Magnolia, Del.) rank one and two the league in goals against average, respectively 0.52 and 0.63, and two and one in goals against (four and three).
- Evan Hilbie (Berlin, Conn.) led all players with three shots on goal.
- Salve Regina had a 19-8 edge in shots, and a 9-4 trump in corner kicks.
Salve Regina (7-3-3, 2-0-2 CCC) begins a five-game road trip at MCLA on Monday. University of New England (6-5-2, 0-3-0 CCC) seeks its first conference win when it hosts Curry College on Tuesday.