SEAHAWK MEN'S SOCCER RESULTS
Salve Regina 4, Wentworth 0
Toppa Field - Newport, Rhode Island
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
NEWPORT, R.I. (October 29, 2019) -- Four goals in the second half spurred the Salve Regina University men's soccer team to a 4-0 shutout victory over visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action, securing the league's top spot in the postseason.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina leads 23-16-3 all-time and has won two in a row over the Leopards.
Three Stars of the Game
- Salve Regina senior Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.) scored the game-winning goal in the 57th, then added his ninth of the season in the 67th.
- Salve Regina freshman Seth Wolins (Wake Forrest, N.C) made three saves to improve to 7-1-3 in net and earn his fourth shutout of the season.
- Salve Regina sophomore Alessandro Oggiano (Stoughton, Mass.) scored his tenth goal of the season and has scored in three straight games.
Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina held a 24-7 edge in shots.
The game was scoreless through the first half, but the Seahawks dominated the second half, scoring three goals on their first three shots on goal. In the 57th Evan MacDonald scored off a throw-in from Nathan Costantino (North Andover, Mass.), then he scored his third penalty-kick goal of the season in the 67th. Less than five minutes later Oggiano netted his tenth of the year on a lined shot from the top of the box that beat the keeper to the inside for a 3-0 Seahawks advantage.
- Robbie West (Weymouth, Mass.) made four saves in the loss to fall to 7-7-2 in net for the Leopards.
- Dylan Sock (Newtown, Conn.) scored his first career goal with 18 seconds remaining in the game.
- Salve Regina had an 11-5 edge in corners.
Quoting the Coach
- Craig O'Rourke II - I think we were definitely focused on what we needed to do today… perhaps even a little too much so in the first half. I thought we played a little too desperately to try and get forward as quickly as possible. We seemed to be in this race to get up the field and we were playing too many north – south balls that just wanted to penetrate on the first pass. Once we settled them down at halftime and reviewed what we needed to do in order to be successful, we were much better in the second half. It all really started with the first goal which was simply MacDonald being his game-changing self. He settled it on his first touch and then spun off his mark to get his shot on frame. That goal, more so than really anything else, settled us down and allowed us to then play the style and brand of possession that allows us to be successful. Now with the top-seed secured and the first-round bye that comes with it, we can give the team a few days off to recover physically and then get ready for the post-season.
Salve Regina (12-4-3, 6-0-2 CCC) will enjoy a week off with a bye into the CCC semis on Tuesday, November 5. Wentworth (9-7-2, 5-3-0 CCC) will host Roger Williams in the CCC quarterfinals on Saturday, November 2.