DATE: September 23, 2006






BOSTON, MA Ė Senior defender Mike Reda (Medford, MA) converted the game-winner on a penalty kick and later added an assist to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston menís soccer team over visiting Rhode Island College, 3-1, today in a Little East Conference match at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston.  The Beacons improve to 6-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in LEC play with their first victory over the Anchormen since a 3-0 win in Providence, RI on November 1, 1997.  The Anchormen fall to 3-2-0 and 1-1-0.


Reda maintained his perfection on penalty kicks, converting his third try of the season at 60:26 of the second half to give UMass Boston a 2-1 edge.  The senior co-captain later lifted a cross to junior midfielder Emile Pierre-Louis (Medford, MA) who redirected a header over the Rhode Island College keeper and into the back of the net at 76:52 of the second stanza for a 3-1 advantage.


The Beacons got on the board first when junior midfielder Maynor Sanchez (Boston, MA) sent a cross in front of the net, where freshman midfielder Igor DaCruz (Cambridge, MA) collected it and deposited it into the left side of the net for his first collegiate goal at the 23:28 mark and a 1-0 UMB margin.


Brandon Migliore found Jimmy Hernandez, who tracked the ball down just before it made it to the end line and, with the Beaconsí keeper out of the net, tapped it into the net to knot the match at 1-1 for the Anchormen with 28:32 gone in the first half.


Sophomore keeper Paul Maniscalco (Hanover, MA) stopped six shots for UMass Boston to earn the victory, while Sean Gonsalves made seven saves for Rhode Island College.


The Beacons will be in action again on Tuesday, September 26 when they host Salem State College at the Clark Athletic Center Field at 3:30 p.m., while the Anchormen travel to Worcester, MA on September 27 to take on Clark University at 6:00 p.m.