Men’s Soccer Blanks Connecticut College, 1-0, Saturday in Crucial NESCAC Contest

Parts of game recap courtesy of Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior forward Gaston Becherano scored the game-winning goal assisted by freshman Zachary Trevorrow during the fifth minute for the Tufts University men's soccer team in a 1-0 NESCAC victory over host Connecticut College Saturday afternoon in New London, Connecticut.  

Scott Greenwood now has a program-leading 32 career shutouts.

The Jumbos (6-3-2, 4-1-2 in NESCAC) currently sit alone in second place in the NESCAC standings, as only four points separate the No. 2 and No. 8 slots. The top-eight teams will qualify for the NESCAC Tournament, with the top-four teams enjoying a home game during the quarterfinal round. The Jumbos have played sensational soccer over the past few weeks, as they are undefeated in four consecutive games and seven of their last eight.

Becherano has been a key ingredient to the success of the squad, as he now has a team-high seven goals on the season. The Hollywood, Florida, native also leads the Jumbos with four game-winning tallies.

Senior goalkeeper Scott Greenwood (5-2-1) posted five saves for the Jumbos in the victory Saturday, as he earned his fifth shutout of the season. The Weymouth, Massachusetts, native now has a program-leading 32 career shutouts. Senior goalkeeper Mark Cameron made one save for the Camels (8-4, 4-4 in NESCAC). 

The Camels nearly tied the game during the 78th minute of action, as senior midfielder Pat Devlin fired a header shot on net, but Greenwood made a diving save. Greenwood also made a strong save in the final moments of the game to seal the victory. 

The Camels outshot the Jumbos, 10-8, during the game, including holding a 7-3 advantage in the shots category during the second half. The Camels attempted five corner kicks, while the Jumbos were awarded a pair. The Jumbos were whistled for 10 infractions, while the Camels were guilty of six fouls and one yellow-card booking. 

The Jumbos have four games remaining on their regular-season schedule, with two being on the road and two being at home. The squad will be back in action Sunday, as it will compete against Trinity at 3:30 p.m. in Hartford, Connecticut. The Jumbos will then be back at Bello Field on Wednesday, as they will host Keene State at 4 p.m. The regular-season slate ends with a home game against Williams next Saturday at 2 p.m., and then a road game at Bowdoin on Tuesday (Oct. 25) at 2:30 p.m.