|OCTOBER 22 | 12 PM
BOSTON – In a non-conference matchup, the Suffolk men's soccer team heads to neutral site, Danehy Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a matchup with the Lesley Lynx Sunday, Oct. 22. The out of league contest is set for 12 p.m. start.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk men's soccer led Lesell 2-0 before the Lasers stormed back with goals in the 82nd and 86th minute, respectively, to tie up the game. With eight seconds remaining in regulation and the score locked at 2-all, Jackson Hines buried a header off a Rams' corner to push the Suffolk men's soccer team over Lasell, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon at Taylor Field to clinch a GNAC playoff spot for the Rams.
Lasell opened up the weekly action for the Rams , where they now sit 7-6-1 on the season and 4-5-1 in conference play.
The sophomore class continues to impress and is the glue of this offense as the Rams have scored 31 goals this season including the game winning header and first goal of the season for sophomore Jackson Hines. Christian Restrepo paces the pack with 16 points on six goals and four handouts with Felipe UCros (4-5-13) and James Fisher (4-2-10) adding to the effort.
In net, junior Kyle Van Cleef has seen the most action with Jon Brodeur getting his fair share of action between the posts, including the start at Lasell. Van Cleef sports a 2.38 goals against average and a .718 save percentage through nine appearances and eight starts for a 2-5-1 ledger. Brodeur, meanwhile, holds a 1.03 goals against average and a .778 save percentage good for a 5-1-0 record through seven games played and five starts.
Lesley is on a four game winning streak which put the Lynx at 7-6-1 overall and 3-1 in New England Collegiate Conference play (NECC). The Lynx shut out Becker in their previous matchup 3-0 and snuck by Elms in overtime 4-3. Prior to facing off with the Rams Sunday, Lesley takes the pitch versus Wheelock Saturday afternoon.
Senior Anthony Vitta is the lone player to score double figure points this season with 13. Vitta also leads the team in goals and assists with five markers and three handouts through 12 games. Senior Nuno Pereira and sophomore Tiago Pacheco sit second and third on the team in points with seven and six, respectively. Pereira scored three goals, while handing out one assist and Pacheco notched a pair of goals and assists.
Three different netminders have taken the turf for the Lynx; Patrick Corcoran, David Crutchfield and James Webb. Webb is the go to starter, seeing seven nods, posting a 1.58 goals against average and grabbing 29 saves. Crutchfield holds a 1.90 goals against average, starting in five games, with 26 saves to his credit. Corcoran posts a 1-0 record, seeing one start and made two saves in that win.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Since 2009, Suffolk is 1-7 versus Lesley.
- The Rams picked up their first and only victory over the Lynx in 2012 with a 1-0 shutout in Eastie.
- Overall, three contests have ended 1-0.
- Suffolk looks for its first-ever win over the Lynx in the James Boden era.
Suffolk preps for the 2017 GNAC Tournament with its regular season finale, a non-conference contest versus Framingham State. The Tuesday, Oct. 24 tilt is set for a 7 p.m. first kick at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.