Tufts 3 Rhode Island College 0


At Somerville, MA

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Rhode Island College (4-4) 0 0 = 0

Tufts (3-3) 2 1 = 3


Scoring: T, Mattia Chason (Dan Jozwiak) 13:00; T, Sam James (Peter DeGregorio) 40:00; T, Chason (penalty kick) 55:00.


Goalkeeping: T, Brian Dulmovits (90:00; 0 GA) 4 saves; R, Jadon Neves (90:00; 3 GA) 0 saves.


Shots: T, 9; R, 12.


Corner Kicks: T, 2; R, 6.




MEDFORD - Junior Mattia Chason (Rome, ITALY) scored twice for the second consecutive game as Tufts University recorded a 3-0 victory against visiting Rhode Island College in mens soccer action at Kraft Field Tuesday.


With heart-breaking losses in its previous two games against non-conference opponents, Tufts came out looking to play a full 90 minutes and reverse that trend. Thirteen minutes in, Chason scored his third straight goal for the team off a through ball from sophomore Dan Jozwiak (Boulder, CO) to make it 1-0. Freshman Sam James (Cincinnati, OH) then scored his first collegiate goal in the 40th minute. Classmate Peter DeGregorio (Whately, MA) set up the goal beautifully, tipping the ball with the back of his foot to an open James, who ricocheted his shot off the near post and into the net on the far side. The game went to half at 2-0 Tufts.


Tufts added to its lead when Chason was awarded a penalty kick and converted in the 55th minute for his fourth goal in two games. He beat Anchorman sophomore keeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) low to the right. Rhode Island College would hold possession for the better of the second half, but Tufts limited their scoring opportunities and freshman keeper Brian Dulmovits (Sayville, NY) was on the spot when a shot was on net. He finished with four saves for his third shutout of the season.


The third shutout by the team already matches last years total and is the best since the 2001 Jumbos posted four. Including Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Amherst, the Jumbos posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since the 2001 squad defeated MIT 2-0 on September 19, Colby 2-0 on September 22 and Amherst 1-0 on September 25.


The visiting Anchormen finished with advantages in shots (12-9) and corners (6-2), but could not create nor take advantage of their opportunities as Tufts did. The Jumbos scored their three goals and


Neves was not credited with a save in the game for RIC.