BIDDEFORD, Maine – Brett Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) tallied two first-half goals, and added a pair of second-half assists, leading Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) in a 5-0 men’s soccer victory over the University of New England on Sunday (Sep. 3) at the Big Blue Turf.
The Monks (2-0) controlled play from the start, and finished with sizable cushions in shots (28-3) and corners (14-0) on the way to avenging their only regular-season setback from a year ago (UNE 2-0 on 9/4/16).
Mattos scored one by foot (13th minute) and one with his head (29th minute) to get the visitors started, before Mitchell Duncan (Sanford, Maine) (48th), Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) (61st), and Noah Elmore (Berlin, Vt.) (72nd) contributed goals following halftime. Jesse Ramirez (Dumont, N.J.) supported the attack with a couple of helpers.
St. Joe’s starting goalkeeper Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) did not need to make a save in 77 minutes of action to earn the decision, and David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) turned away one shot in the time remaining to preserve the shutout.
Will Shearon (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England) had five saves in his first collegiate start for UNE (0-2), which will be back in action Wednesday (7 p.m.) at home against Bowdoin College.