Golden Bears secure home game for Saturday's CCC Tournament quarterfinal contest
BRISTOL, R.I. (October 23, 2018) – The Western New England University men's soccer team secured hosting rights for the opening round of the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 3-0 shutout victory over Roger Williams University on Tuesday afternoon at Bayside Field.
Senior Nick Liccardi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and junior Corey Brown (Somers, Conn.) both scored for the Golden Bears, while senior goalkeeper Sam Brewer (Westford, Mass.) registered a four-save shutout.
Western New England benefitted from a Roger Williams miscue in the 19th minute as an own goal by the Hawks staked the Golden Bears to a 1-0 advantage.
Western New England added to its lead in the 60th minute, when Liccardi found the top right corner of the net with a shot from just inside the box.
With one minute remaining in regulation, the Golden Bears tacked on one final goal as sophomore Matt Remillard (Palmer, Mass.) sent a pass to Brown, who chipped a shot over Roger Williams junior goalkeeper Edmund Geschickter (Brookline, Mass.) to cap the scoring in the contest.
• Western New England outshot Roger Williams 20-14, but the Hawks held a 9-5 edge in corner kicks.
• Brewer's shutout marks his second consecutive clean sheet, fourth this season and ninth of his career.
Western New England (11-6-2, 4-2-2) will enter the CCC Tournament as either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, depending on the result of tonight's contest between Gordon and Curry. Roger Williams (14-4, 4-4 CCC) is locked into the No. 5 seed, and the Hawks will be on the road Saturday regardless of their opponent.