Oct. 27, 2003
Beverly, MA- With two quick goals in the first 9 minutes of play, the Gulls over took the Leopards in Saturdays Commonwealth Coast Conference match up. With the win the Gulls record extends to 8-5-4 and the Leopards drops to 4-11.
Freshman sweeper Chris Croteau scored his second goal of the season only 3 minutes into the game. A John Haskos corner kick was deflected out by Leopard goalie Wade Fleming only to be headed back into the net by Croteau. Six minutes later junior midfielder Mariano Pagano collected a pass from Haskos and rocketed it into the back of the net. The Leopards did not let up however. With 27 minutes on the clock senior forward Ben McConchie converted a penalty kick closing the gap at 2-1.
Playing down a man in the second half, the Gulls were still able to capitalize as sophomore midfielder Daniel Duvernoy stripped the ball from a Leopard defender and scored late in the second half to cap the scoring at 3-1.
Senior goalkeeper Mitch Donar recorded 6 saves in the win, while Fleming turned aside four shots for the Leopards.
The Gulls close out their regular season play Wednesday when they travel to UNE for a 3pm start in an important match for EC. The Gulls need a win over UNE (3-11-1) to remain close to the top in CCC standings.