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Panthers erupt vs. UMass Boston

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston men's soccer team was beaten by Little East Conference foe Plymouth State College, 4-1, Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center.

The Beacons fall to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in the LEC, while the Panthers improve to 2-3 and 1-0.

UMass Boston freshman midfielder Christopher Kavak (Watertown, Mass.) opened the scoring, booting a 30-yard kick through the hands of PSC senior goalkeeper Scott Laine (Spencer, Mass.) just 5:36 into the game.

The Panthers shut down the Beacons for the balance of the contest, while scoring four unanswered goals. Senior Antoine Moiboueyi (Gabon, Africa) began the offensive outburst, scoring at 11:23 of the opening half. PSC took a 2-1 lead when sophomore Michael Cantelli (Raymond, N.H.) found junior Justin Wengell (Newington, Conn.), who converted a shot into the right corner from the opposite side at 28:16.

Junior Troy Silva (West Tisbury, Mass.) struck a hard shot into the left corner to make it 3-1 lass than three minutes before halftime, and Cantelli rounded out the scoring when he found the back of the net 10 minutes into the second half.

PSC finished with a 24-9 advantage in shots on goal. UMB sophomore keeper Chris DeJoseph (Las Vegas, Nev.) stopped eight shots, while Laine earned the win for PSC, making three saves.

Plymouth State plays a tough non-conference match Wednesday (Sept. 26) at Bates (4 p.m.), then returns home next Saturday (Sept. 29) to host LEC foe Eastern Connecticut (3:00 p.m.).