Men's Soccer Team Downs Nichols, 5-2By Koichi Kunitake
On Saturday, the men's varsity soccer team defeated Nichols College, 5-2. The game was something of a grudge match, after the Engineer's loss to Nichols last year
Attila Lengyel '94, Jason Grapski '94, Dave Roberts '95, and Andres Villaquerin '97 all scored in Saturday's win. Villaquerin scored twice.
The Engineer's also beat the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons last Thursday, 3-0, at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Forward Sam Pearlman '96 scored the first two goals in the first half, bringing the Engineers to a comfortable lead at the half. Pearlman scored the first goal with 27 minutes, 30 seconds remaining, with assists by Alan Love '95 and Lengyel. Pearlman scored his next goal with 9:07 left, on an assist by Grapski. The final goal was scored by Chris Daniellan '97, with assists by Lengyel and Morio Alexander '96.
Last year, the Engineers lost four or five games by one goal, and had problems with injuries. The goalie was out for half the season. Head coach Walter Alessi believes that if the team can avoid injuries, the strong returning starters should help the team have a good year.
The team is now 2-1. Its next game will be Wednesday against Worcester Polytechnic Institute.