Newbury Falls in Salve Regina in Non-Conference Action

Photo Credit: Ansa Nisar
Photo Credit: Ansa Nisar

Salve Regina University men's soccer scored 22 seconds into the contest, added three more first half goals, and finished with a 4-0 non-conference victory over visiting Newbury College at Reynolds Field in Newport, Rhode Island. When sophomore Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.) turned toward the goal on the end line and found senior Jared Warren's (Georgetown, Mass.) foot right in front of the net, the Seahawks were on the board 22 seconds into the contest. MacDonald later scored his first goal of 2017 for a 2-0 lead. Freshman Owen Stevenson (Middletown, Conn.) came off the bench to score his first two collegiate goals, the final tally aided by a booming punt from goalkeeper Michael Payan (Fort Lee, N.J.).

Series and Streaks
The Seahawks have won all three meetings with the Nighthawks, now by a combined score of 17-0 (8-0 in 2008; 5-0 in 2009). Salve Regina has won its first two home games of 2017. Newbury has yet to score a goal this season, suffering three straight losses to open the year including a pair of defeats in the RWU Squad Locker Classic in Bristol, R.I. (6-0 to Roger Williams, and 2-0 to Clark University).

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Salve Regina sophomore Evan MacDonald (Candia, N.H.) assisted on the game's first goal, and added his first goal of the season in the 22nd minute.
  2. Salve Regina freshman Owen Stevenson (Middletown, Conn.) scored the first and second goals of his collegiate career.
  3. Salve Regina freshman Casey Kelly (Waldwick, N.J.) played the entire 90 minutes on the back line.

Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina outshot Newbury, 26-7.

Turning Point
When Evan MacDonald turned toward the goal on the end line and found Jared Warren's foot right in front of the net, the Seahawks were on the board 22 seconds into the contest.

Quick Hits

  • Donald Igo (Needham, Mass.) backfooted a pass to Evan MacDonald at the top of the box in the 22nd minute to set up the game's second goal.
  • Nathaniel Crocker (Hallowell, Maine) came in through center midfield, and advanced the ball to his left for Owen Stevenson to pull the trigger on his first goal.
  • Stevenson tracked down a long punt from his keeper Payan and volleyed the ball off one bounce over the head of Casey Cisero (Shelton, Conn.).
  • Newbury College won its first four games of 2016, and finished 11-8-2 while scoring 56 goals in 21 games (2.67 goals per game).

Next Up
Salve Regina (2-1-0) - plays at Bridgewater State University on Monday, September 11 (3:30 p.m.) in match re-scheduled from last Wednesday. Similarly, Newbury (0-3-0) has its home game with Emmanuel College re-scheduled from September 6 to September 11.