GAME RECAP • 10/11/2014
MEN'S SOCCER vs. BERKELEY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
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Boston MA—The UMFK men’s soccer team started its longest road trip of the year in dominant fashion, with an 8-1 victory over Fisher College on Thursday evening (10/9) and a 7-0 win against Berkeley of New Jersey Saturday afternoon (10/11). The Bengals are in the midst of an eleven day road swing that will span Boston, New York, Pennsylvania, and three games in Kentucky.
Against Berkeley of New York, the game was decided in the first three minutes as Ross Downie, scored his second goal of the season off assists from both Ben Kluvers and Stefan Petricevic. From there superstar forward Ben Kluvers, who now ranks second nationally in goals scored, took over and had his first hat trick of the season and second of his career. Kluvers has already matched last season’s goal mark of 19, with six regular season games still to be played. He was able to complete the feat in the 50th minute of a header from a Petricevic corner kick. His second goal was the result of a made penalty kick.
Daniel Blackwood, James William Hone Blanchett, and Petricevic all added goals to close the scoring for the Bengals. Stefan Petricevic, the freshman midfielder from Serbia had his best game thus far as a Bengal, finishing with a goal and a team season high, three assists. The UMFK defense was once again untested, as neither goalie was forced to make a save.
On Thursday, the fourth leading goal scorer in USCAA soccer, senior Willie Monthe had a hat trick to lead the Bengals as they improved to 13-0 on the season. Monthe scored all three of his goals in the second half as UMFK cruised to the victory. Senior Kennard Brown, who ranks sixth overall in goals scored had the first two goals of the game to get the Bengals off on the right track. Milton Christopher, Jamie Reid and the All-American Ben Kluvers, all added goals in the win.
Keepers Akheim Forbes and Jamie Cleland, again split halves in goal with Cleland picking up his ninth win of the season, while making three saves and not allowing a goal. Forbes also had three saves but did allow only his second goal in a UMFK uniform as Fisher’s Tyler Gahara added a goal once the match was firmly out of reach.
UMFK will have Sunday off and travel further south to Pennsylvania to take on Penn State York at 4:00pm on Monday afternoon.