Alves, UMass Lowell Get by Central Connecticut
LOWELL -- Stanley Alves picked up his third goal in two games, as the UMass Lowell men’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 win against Central Connecticut on Sunday afternoon.
Alves is from Miras Gerais, Brazil.
Alves scored the lone goal in the third minute, after a CCSU turnover that Mayale Malango (Kinshasa, Congo) collected and sent to the forward in the box.
The redshirt junior used a quick touch to send the shot through the Blue Devil keeper.
The visitors could not a register a shot until the 41st minute, and the River Hawks had both attempts on net in the opening 45 minutes.
Both teams had even pressure in the second half, with both defenses stepping up to the challenge.
UMass Lowell had a pair of opportunities that lead to a block and a save, while the visitors forced Zach Rowell (Haverhil) to make plays and had a game-tying chance just miss the post in the 68th minute.
Moments after CCSU sent a free kick over the crossbar in the 73rd minute, Alejandro Osorio (Hollywood, Fla.) came close to doubling the lead.
The last 10 minutes saw Roko Prsa (Zagreb, Croatia) send his attempt inches wide, and CCSU have a chance get blocked away by the River Hawks’ defense.
WALTHAM -- The Brandeis University women’s soccer team, ranked No. 25 in Division III, scored twice in each half today as the Judges handled their local rivals from Lasell College, 4-0.
Brandeis improved to 2-0.
The Judges got all the scoring they would need in the 14th minute, when senior forward Julia Matson one-timed a flick from freshman Makenna Hunt (Tyngsboro.
It was the first goal of the season for Matson and Hunt’s second assist.
Sophomore midfielder Daria Bakhtiari (Wilmington /Central Catholic)made it 3-0 in the 58th minute when her initial shot on a corner was cleared off the line, but she was able to rocket home the rebound.