Beacons to Face Tufts University in Medford on Saturday
UMass Boston’s men’s soccer team picked up the first two NCAA Tournament wins in program history over the weekend, moving the Beacons on to the Sweet 16.
The Beacons (18-1-3) shut out Kean University 3-0 on Saturday and then beat Haverford College on penalty kicks on Sunday following a 1-1 tie.
“It was a great team effort. Great team win. Great pass by Mohamed and I just had to finish it. We’re making a run. That’s what we’re here for,” Barros said.
Sunday’s win was a team effort as well. Freshman goalie Omar Castro-Dreher of Woonsocket, Rhode Island made a career-high 11 saves and then stopped two of the four penalty kicks he faced.
Sophomore midfielder Jonathan Cardoso of Fogo, Cape Verde was one of 23 players who saw action in Saturday’s game. Cardoso played all 90 minutes for the first time this season.
“I was just trying to step up when my name was called. That’s what we all do throughout the whole season,” Cardoso said. “I know [Edmilson] doesn’t want to end his season, I know the other seven seniors don’t want to end their season, so whatever I can do to elongate their season, that’s what I’m going to do.”
The Beacons will next play Tufts University at Tufts in Medford on Saturday at 11 a.m. Fans will be able to watch the game in person or at http://www.jumbocast.com.
While the soccer team’s season continues, the Beacons volleyball run came to an end this weekend. They were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 loss to Tufts University on Saturday.
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