WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College men's soccer team fell to the University of Massachusetts Boston by a 3-2 score in double overtime on Monday night at Smith Field.
The loss drops the Terriers down to 0-1-1 in the early season while the win keeps the Beacons unbeaten at 3-0.
The Beacons struck first early in the first half at the 14th minute when Daniel Morales settled the ball and fired a shot past Terrier goalkeeper Joakim Sternas (Stockholm, Sweden / Bromma Gymnasium) for a 1-0 lead. Thomas answered back with just 33 seconds left in the first half when Diondre Dowling (Southampton, Bermuda / Berkeley Institute) scored his first collegiate goal on a feed from Willie Clemons (Paget, Bermuda / Warwick Academy).
Thomas looked to pull away in the second half when Clemons finished on a centering pass from DJ Nicholas (Portland, Maine / North Yarmouth Academy) for a 2-1 Thomas lead. Just under four minutes later, UMass-Boston answered back on a goal from Ocane Williamson for a tie game at 2-2.
The game would not be settled until double overtime action as Williamson ended the game at the 102nd minute on a centering pass from Edmilson Barros for a 3-2 victory.
Sternas was given the loss in goal for the Terriers after making three saves while Omar Castro-Dreher made six saves in the win for the Beacons.
The Terriers will sit idle for a week as their next game will be Tuesday, September 13, when they host crosstown rival Colby in a 7:00 p.m. matchup.