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MEZZADRA, FEAZELL SCORE TWO APIECE AS MEN'S SOCCER CHRISTENS NEW FIELD WITH 5-1 WIN OVER ST. JOSEPH'S
Gary Wohlstetter, Dr. Charles Brown, Pete Caringi, Tara Kolseski, Dr. Arthur Johnson, Jim Donlan and Phillip Cho cut the ceremonial ribbon to re-open UMBC Soccer Stadium
Although it is a classic format, the Retrievers will meet the Hokies at 2:30 on Sunday, immediately following the noon game between Navy and
With the game tied at 1-1, Feazell was fouled trying to corral a ball inside the box and the senior forward converted the penalty kick at 68:58. Mezzadra added an insurance goal less than five minutes later at 73:49, as he settled Bryan Moffa’s serve, turned and scored from 12 yards out. Feazell added the fourth goal in the 82nd minute, and sophomore Kevin Gnatiko capped the scoring with only 1:40 remaining.
Mezzadra, who led UMBC last season with six goals, opened the scoring at the 3:39 mark, as he outfought the Hawk defense for a loose ball and beat netminder Joe Bondar from eleven yards away. But the Hawks tied the score at 24:59, when senior Dean Niedosik headed in an Chris Powell’s indirect kick from seven yards away.
Mezzadra assisted on Feazell’s second goal and scored a career-high five points in the game. UMBC outshot
Reed opened the scoring for Virginia Tech, by heading in Charles Campbell’s corner kick from seven yards away at the 8:39 mark. The Hokies held a 1-0 lead into halftime, but Reed found a wide open Ben Nason ten yards from the goal just 1:24 into the second half and the junior midfielder measured his shot and scored inside the right post. Reed earned another dish at 64:10 ,when he took the center position on a three-on-two and found Eric Vickers on the right side and the senior midfielder scored from eight yards out.
Virginia Tech outshot the Midshipmen, 15-2 and attempted 13 corners to Navy’s one attempt. Hokie netmdiners Drew Czekanski and Brendan Dunn split the shutout as neither netminder recorded a save, while Navy junior Thomas Jenkins totaled seven saves for his side.
The games marked the re-opening of UMBC Soccer Stadium, which has been equipped with a Bermuda grass playing surface.