NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (October 14, 2019) - The visiting Salve Regina University men's soccer team traveled to North Adams today for a non-conference matchup with the MCLA Trailblazers. The Seahawks had four different players tally goals en route to a 4-1 win over MCLA.
Salve Regina improves to 8-3-3 on the season with its third straight victory. MCLA saw its modest two-game win streak come to an end. The Trailblazers are now 3-9.
The Seahwaks broke through in the 26th minute of play to take an early 1-0 lead. Noah Medeiros (Dartmouth, Mass.) converted a loose ball in front of the MCLA net and kicked home his third goal of the season. Casey Kelly (Waldwick, N.J.) was credited with the assist.
The score would remain that way until a corner kick in the 37th minute of play. Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.) sent a high lofted ball into the box that found teammate Alessandro Oggiano (Stoughton, Mass.). He headed it home to increase the lead to 2-0; it was Oggiano's third goal of 2019. The score would remain that way until halftime. Salve Regina owned a 17-1 shot advantage in the opening half of play.
MCLA finally answered in the 70th minute when the Seahawks were whistled for a foul deep in their own end. MCLA's Ryan Wanek took the ensuing free kick and curled the ball into the upper right corner to cut the lead to 3-1. It was his first goal of the season.
Salve Regina put the game away on Dana Sundell's (Nantucket, Mass.) tally in the 87th minute of play to make it 4-1.
Troy Maurer (Lisbon, Conn.) (2-0) was credited with the win for Salve after playing the first half. Nathan Reid (Magnolia, Del.) played the second half for the Seahawks. Sam Edge (3-9) took the loss for MCLA. He collected four saves in the loss.