|OCTOBER 2 | 6:30 PM
BOSTON –The Suffolk men's soccer team looks to get back on track Wednesday, Oct. 4 as it makes the trip to Paxton, Massachusetts where it will meet Anna Maria. Game time at AMCAT Field is set for 6 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Brett Mattos netted four goals in the second stanza to push Saint Joseph's (Maine) past the Suffolk men's soccer team Saturday afternoon at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.
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Suffolk dipped to 4-5 on the season and 1-4 against conference counterparts following its 5-0 setback to the Monks.
The Rams offense was kept quiet Saturday for the second time this season, both of which were by league foes. Christian Restrepo pushed Suffolk's offense at the beginning of the season, recording 11 points on five strikes and one handout through the first four contests, but has not contributed since. Felipe Ucros is second on the squad with eight points on three goals and two handouts, while James Fisher rounds out the top three with three markers and one dish.
In net, James Brodeur and Kyle Van Cleef have each been in the rotation for the Rams. Brodeur sits 2-1 on the year with a 1.06 goals against average and nine stops for a .750 save percentage in four appearances and two starts. Van Cleef, meanwhile, is 2-4 in seven games played and six starts with a 2.27 goals against average and a .754 save percentage.
Anna Maria has been on a downwards slope lately, losing its last seven outings to bring a 1-8-1 overall mark and 0-5-0 league ledger into the midweek matchup.
The AMCATS have netted only 11 goals this season and just five through their seven-game skid. Gift Kalombo is responsible for nearly half of Anna Maria's strikes as the sophomore forward owns five for a team-high 12 points thanks to two handouts. Derrick Casey's seven points off three goals and one handout are good for second on the team with Nick Lawrence completing the top three with four points on two tallies.
Jeffre Donahue and Mark Robinshaw have each taken the pitch as keeper for the AMCATS this season. Robinshaw owns the lone win in net with the junior bringing in a 2.56 goals against average and a.667 save percentage. Donahue on the other hand boasts a 3.43 goals against average and a .717 save percentage.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- The Suffolk, Anna Maria series dates back to 2011 with the Rams holding a 5-1 lead in the all-time meetings.
- Under James Boden, Suffolk is 1-1 versus the AMCATS.
- The Rams picked up a 5-1 win over Anna Maria last season.
- Two outings have been decided in shutout fashion with Suffolk owning both victories, a 9-0 win in 2012 and a 4-0 win in 2013.
- Anna Maria's single victory over the blue-and-gold was a 4-1 triumph in 2015.
Suffolk continues its road swing Saturday, Oct. 7 as it makes the short trip to Emmanuel for a 12 p.m. tilt.