Men’s Soccer Team Advances to First NCAA Tournament

Office of Communications | November 10, 2014
The men's soccer team won their first Little East Conference championship on Saturday.

The men's soccer team won their first Little East Conference championship on Saturday.

Beacons Win First Little East Conference Title 2-1

The University of Massachusetts Boston men’s soccer team (14-5-2) will travel to Dudley, Massachusetts to face Nichols College (14-2-4) on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the Division III NCAA tournament. 

The Beacons punched their ticket with a 2-1 double overtime win over Keene State College in the Little East Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday. Tournament MVP Douglas Silveira, a senior from Revere, scored UMass Boston’s first goal, and sophomore Edmilson Barros of Praia, Cape Verde scored the game-winner. This is the Beacons’ first-ever LEC title, following a program record for regular-season victories (14).

UMass Boston fans stormed the field after the game.

Nichols is from the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The winner of Thursday’s game will play SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, New York on Sunday.

Stop by the Clark Athletic Center on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to send off the men's soccer team and celebrate a great fall season for all of our Beacons athletes.

About UMass Boston
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