Yellow Jackets Snap Men's Soccer's Win Streak

Noz Panagopoulos


- Score: American International 4, Assumption 1

- Records: American International (4-3-0, 2-2-0 NE10), Assumption (6-2-0, 4-1-0 NE10)

- Location: Springfield, Mass. (Abdow Field)

- The Lead: The American International Yellow Jackets scored early and often, defeating the Assumption Greyhounds 4-1 and snapping their six-game win streak, the longest in program history.


-The Yellow Jackets struck twice in both halves, netting goals just 1:31 apart in the first half. Jake Durham first put the Yellow Jackets up 1-0 on a penalty kick off of a hand-ball within the box. Derek Pereira scored at the 18:57 mark on a ball that went up and over all of the defenders and into the top left corner of the net. Yanis Boucetta had set Pereira up with a pass from across the field and into a wide open lane, giving American International a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

-American International then struck with two more goals coming at the 47:52 and 50:53 marks within the second half. Steven Carias scored first for the Yellow Jackets on a deflected cross into the front of the net, followed by Pereira's second of the game. The Hounds brought it back to within three by scoring on a penalty kick at the 67:19 mark from Jason Lages (Edgartown, Mass. / Martha's Vineyard Regional), but could not net another goal for the remainder of the game.


-American International outshot the Hounds 12-9, while both teams had three corner kicks.

-Three players shared a team-high two shots each for the Hounds, while Lages had the lone goal. Lages now has at least one point in each of his last five games and has one goal in four of those contests. He now shares a team-high four goals for the Hounds.

-Sebastian Jimenez (Naples, Fla. / Gulf Coast High School) made two saves but fell to 6-2-0 on the year. George Dixon IV (East Bridgewater, Mass. / East Bridgewater) came in and played the final six minutes for Assumption, giving him his first collegiate appearance. Ben Taylor made five saves for American International and improved to 4-3-0.


- The Hounds travel to Franklin Pierce on Saturday, October 5 for a 4 p.m. start.


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