GORHAM, ME – UMass.-Dartmouth (2-0) defeated Saint Joseph's (1-1), 1-0, in overtime in a USM Men's Soccer Classic contest at Hannaford Field on Saturday. SJC freshman goalkeeper Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho) recorded seven saves in the loss.
UMD sophomore Jordan Sindo (New Bedford, Mass.) netted the only goal in the tightly contested match in the first sudden-victory overtime period, as his shot from the top of the 18-yard box deflected off a Saint Joseph's defender, wrong-footing Benner and effectively handing the Monks their first loss of the young season.
UMD outshot St. Joe's 22-10 and had a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. Corsairs' senior goalie Mike Phelan (Carver, Mass.) made five saves to collect the shutout.
The Monks return to the pitch on Thursday when the SJC side travels to Thomas College for a 7:00 PM kick-off. The Corsairs will host Daniel Webster College next Saturday at 7:00 PM.
All-Tournament Team Selections
UMass Dartmouth - Victor Ferreira, Aelaf Solomon, Adam Philbin
Saint Joseph's - Ross Suleski, Jason Wade, Cody Snyder
Coast Guard - Greg Kennerley, John Rendon, Matthew Bogdan
Southern Maine - Mazen Aljari, Kevin Diegnan, Ryan Jordan
Tournament MVP - Victor Ferreira, UMass Dartmouth
COURTESY OF USM SPORTS INFORMATION
Saint Joseph's College, founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, celebrates its Centennial year in 2012 with a theme of "Realize the Promise" – honoring our commitment to educating well-rounded graduates who combine career focus with classic liberal arts studies. A Private, Catholic, primarily residential, coeducational liberal arts institution, Saint Joseph's welcomes students of all ages and all faiths. The campus, located 18 miles northwest of Portland and just two hours from Boston, encompasses 350 acres along the shore of beautiful Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. Enrollment ranges between 1,000 and 1,100 students annually. Saint Joseph's offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, nursing and business fields in a value-centered environment.