EAST BOSTON – The Suffolk men's soccer team blanked Mt. Ida, 3-0, at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park Saturday afternoon.
SCORE: Suffolk 3, Mt. Ida 0
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-2-0, 1-1-0 GNAC) | Mt. Ida (3-3-0, 0-1-0 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless 45 minutes, Suffolk jump started its offense with Jordan Casey getting the ball going less than three minutes out of the locker room. James Fisher tacked on a pair of goals in the 64th minute in a 28 second span to make it a 3-0 ball game. Anchored by Jon Brodeur, the Rams backline kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard to secure the 3-0 cleansheet.
- From the left side, 40 yards out, sophomore Felipe Ucros crossed the ball to the middle to a spring Casey, who volleyed the rock in midair to the top left corner and open the scoring in the 48th minute.
- Fisher got in on the scoring action on a breakaway. The sophomore deked Mustangs netminder Riley Ford to make it a 2-0 Suffolk ball game.
- Again on a breakaway, Fisher beat Ford to the right and snuck the ball to the lower left side to push the Rams' advantage to 3-0.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KEEPERS
- Brodeur earned his first decision in net this season. The sophomore made four saves in the victory.
- Ford registered nine saves in the setback.
- Fisher led Suffolk's attack with a pair of markers with Casey chipping in one goal.
- Ucross dished out the lone assist on the afternoon.
- Suffolk held an advantage in shots, 22-8, shots on goal, 12-4, and corner kicks, 9-3.
- Suffolk improved to 9-3-2 versus Mount Ida since 2003.
- Under James Boden, Suffolk is 2-0-1 versus the Mustangs.
- The Rams shutout the Mustangs for the second straight meeting.
- Throughout the series, there have been four cleanseets with the blue-and-gold holding a 3-1-0 mark in such games.
- Fisher's two goal marks a career best for the sophomore.
- Fisher is the second Ram to record multi-goal game this season and first since Christian Restrepo put away a hat trick in a 5-2 win at Emerson Sept. 6, 2017.
Suffolk hits the road as it makes the trip to Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, Sept. 20 for a midweek match at Johnson & Wales. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.