September 19, 2015



Providence, R.I.-UMass Boston senior forward Elton Teixeira (Fogo, Cape Verde) picked up a goal and an assist as the visiting Beacons topped Rhode Island College, 2-0, in Little East Conference menís soccer action played at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.


The two squads played an even opening 15 minutes, but the Beacons (6-0, 1-0 LEC) started to gain the edge by gaining the momentum and forcing RIC (2-4, 0-1 LEC) junior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) to make several key stops to keep the game scoreless.


The game remained scoreless until UMB junior back Matheus Reis (Mantena, Brazil) fed Teixeira who sprinted down the left side, cut to the goal, deked two RIC defenders and slipped the ball into the net from the top of the six-yard box in the 42nd minute.



 Junior goalkeeper Chris Moura


A late foul and subsequent second yellow card put RIC down to 10 men for the remainder of the game, but Moura was up to the task on the ensuing free kick to keep the score 1-0 entering the half. UMB held a 15-3 advantage in shots in the half.


Playing a man down for the entirety of the second half, RIC competed valiantly, and created some key scoring chances. The game remained 1-0, with a shot by RIC sophomore forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) just missing the far post in the 80th minute. However, UMB responded just two minutes later when Teixeira ripped a shot from 35 yards out that Moura pushed over the crossbar.


Dogbey nearly knotted the game in the 84th minute when he snapped a header on the net, but it was cleared off the line by sophomore midfielder Joshua Kang (Brockton, MA), to maintain the Beaconsí lead. The Anchormen kept the pressure on, but a broken play at midfield saw Teixeira feed senior forward Pedro Dasilva (Fogo, Cape Verde) who beat a defender and scored the decisive marker in the 88th minute.


Moura (2-3) finished with five saves in the defeat, while UMB senior goalkeeper Alfonso Rosales (Revere, MA) stopped (3-0) stopped four in the shutout victory. The Beacons held a 19-11 advantage in shots and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks for the game.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Framingham State on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (6 p.m.).