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October 23, 2010

UMass Boston upends PSU Men’s Soccer

Cabral scores lone Panther goal

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Stefanos Galouzis (Watertown, Mass.) scored two goals Saturday afternoon to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston to a 3-1 victory over Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference men’s soccer match at Panther Field.

            The score was tied 1-1 from the 16th minute of the game until the 79th minute, when the visitors scored twice in a four-minute span to clinch the victory.  UMB improves to 5-10 overall and 2-4 in the LEC, while PSU drops to 5-9-1 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

            Galouzis put the Beacons on the board in the 12th minute when he took a through pass from sophomore Victor Costa (Malden, Mass.) and shot the ball into the lower right corner of the net.  It took PSU less than four minutes to even the score, as junior Dre Cabral (Tokyo, Japan) notched his third goal of the season on a corner kick.  Senior Tommy Schrey (Munich, Germany) sent the corner kick into the box, where freshman Justin Hepburn (Williamstown, Vt.) made a touch-pass to Cabral, who finished off the play to deadlock the score.

            The score remained tied until the 79th minute, when sophomore Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam) snuck through the Panther defense on a breakaway and beat the goalkeeper low to the right side for the eventual game-winner.  Goulanis sealed the win at 82:20 when he knocked in his second goal of the game and 10th of the season on a rebound.

            PSU finished with a 21-16 advantage in shots.  UMB sophomore Brycen Dowd (Mansfield, Mass.) earned the victory with a seven-save effort, while PSU sophomore Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) made six saves.

            Plymouth State will be right back in action on Sunday, hosting Babson College at 1:00 p.m. in a non-conference encounter on Senior Day at Panther Field.  UMB plays again Wednesday at Massachusetts Maritime (7:00 pm.) 

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