Suffolk at Salve Regina
Suffolk vs. Mount Ida
BOSTON – The Suffolk men's soccer team is set to play two games in three days, traveling to Newport, Rhode Island to take on Salve Regina Thursday at 3:30 p.m., and welcoming Mount Ida to James A. Sartori Stadium for the GNAC opener Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. tilt.
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LAST TIME OUT
A quick, aggressive Pine Manor squad proved to be too much for the Suffolk men's soccer team, as Kelvin Chico netted a hat trick en route to a 3-0 victory in the Rams first road contest of the season Saturday afternoon at Hedley Field.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
With a record of 0-2-0, the Rams are still in search of their first victory of the 2015 campaign and in the James Boden era. In the first week of action, Suffolk fell to Husson, 3-2, before dropping a 3-0 contest at Pine Manor.
First-year Alvin Di scored his first collegiate goal and one-of-two of the Rams' tallies in the last Tuesday's matchup against Husson. Eugenio Ottino owns Suffolk's other goal as the sophomore converted on a PK against the Eagles.
Junior goalie Ianis Teixeira has made 15 saves in two outings to boast a .882 save percentage.
SOMETHING 'BOUT THE SEAHAWKS
Salve Regina earned points at Roger Williams Squad Locker Classic this past weekend with a 2-2 double-overtime time with Vassar and a 4-3 triumph over Fitchburg State. Now on a two-game unbeaten streak, the Seahawks carry a 1-2-1 record into play Thursday afternoon.
The six goals on the season have come from four different goal scorers, highlighted by Evan Dudney and Richie Finizio, who lead the team with two tallies each. Dudney paces the pack with seven total points (2g, 3a), while Finizio is second on the squad with five points (2g, 1a).
Michael Payan has played the Seahawks' share of minutes in goal this season, posting a 1-2-1 record with 15 saves and nine goals allowed.
MUST KNOWS ABOUT THE MUSTANGS
Mount Ida, used a late PK against Lesley to earn its first win of the season on Friday, but has since dropped a 3-2 decision at Regis to slip to 1-2 on the year.
A quartet of Mustangs are responsible for the four Mount Ida goals on the year, while Carlos Martinez leads the team with one goal and one assist on the season. Riley Ford has been hard to work in goal this year, totaling 11 saves in six games and posting a 2.00 goals-against average.
Suffolk fans are invited to be a part of history Saturday, Sept. 12 as the Rams host their first soccer doubleheader at its new home turf, East Boston Memorial Stadium. The first Rams Fan Fest kicks off with a celebratory ceremony of Suffolk's partnership with East Boston before the women's soccer team hosts Lasell at 1:45 p.m., followed by the men's team battling Mount Ida at 4:30 p.m. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.
The Rams start a three-game road swing on Monday, Sept. 14 when Suffolk travels to Lesley for an 8 p.m. game.