BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's soccer team shut out the visiting Eastern Nazarene Lions, 3-0, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Saturday night at Hempstead Stadium to wrap up Homecoming Weekend on Senior Night for the Class of 2016.
With the win, Endicott has posted seven consecutive shutouts and improved to 8-1-1 as the team sits atop the CCC at 4-0-0, while Eastern Nazarene fell to 6-5, 0-4 CCC.
Sophomore forward Diego Maillo (Plantation, Fla.) netted two goals for the Gulls and senior midfielder Shintaroh Itoh (Nerima, Tokyo, Japan) booted the third as Endicott celebrated their seventh win in a row.
Senior forward Abdulla Al Khalifa (Riffa, Bahrain) tallied two assists on the night for the Gulls.
Maillo broke open the match with a header in traffic in front of the box off a corner kick from senior forward Abdulla Al Khalifa (Riffa, Bahrain) that sailed into the back left of the net in the 24th minute.
Maillo found net again in the 47th minute (unassisted) and Itoh added his third goal of the season (Al Khalifa) on a pass from the middle that he one-touched to the back left in the 82nd minute.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Gulls have won seven of their last eight matches by way of a shutout.
- This is the Gulls' second match in a row won by a score of 3-0.
- Today's match saw junior goalkeeper Nick Weinstein (Trumbull, Conn.) post his eighth clean sheet of the season, (seventh consecutive) and made three big saves for the Gulls
- Weinstein has allowed just four goals on the season (fewest allowed by all CCC goalkeepers).
- Endicott has not allowed a goal in its last 645:43 of action (seven-plus matches).
- The Gulls extended their win streak to seven matches, their second-longest streak in program history. (10 straight in 1998).
- Endicott has outscored its opponents 19-0 in this winning span.
- 12 of the team's 16 win's in program history against the Lions have been shutouts.
- Maillo scored two goals in a single match for the first time in his career.
- The two Diegos have scored the last five goals for the Gulls.
- Maillo and Slobotzky both have five goals (second best on the team) this season.
- Al Khalifa has two assists in a match for first time in his career.
FOR THE FOES
- Junior goalkeeper Jameson MacFarland (Jacksonville, Fla.) made 10 saves for the Lions.
- Junior midfielder Jacob Mason (Southport, England) had three of the team's six shots.
- Today's match saw the Gulls improve to 16-1-1 against Eastern Nazarene with the lone loss coming back in 2007.
- The Gulls have outscored the Lions 47-8 in the series.
- The Gulls won their 100th conference victory (100-74-14)
- Endicott defeated the Lions 1-0 on Oct. 28, 2014 in Quincy, Mass. last season.
Endicott (8-1-1) travels across the harbor to North Shore foe Salem St. in their 2015 North Shore Cup competition with a 7:00 p.m. start time.
Eastern Nazarene (6-5) goes on the road to Pine Manor on Monday for a non-conference match schedule to start at 3:30 p.m.