Stonehill Drops UMass Lowell, 4-0

Michael White scored twice and recorded an assist against the
River Hawks. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

McFarlane records third shutout; White scores twice to lead offense

EASTON, Mass. (September 29, 2010) – The Stonehill College men’s soccer team regained their winning form in the Northeast-10 Conference on Wednesday, shutting out UMass Lowell 4-0 at home.

Senior goalkeeper Brandon McFarlane (Norwich, Conn./Norwich Free Academy) notched his third shutout of the season, and junior Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) tallied two goals and an assist to pace the Stonehill offense. The Skyhawks also got a goal and an assist from sophomore Anthony Campagnano (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland), a goal from senior Michael Bridges (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich), and two assists from junior Ross McWilliams (Kingston, R.I./South Kingstown).

Stonehill struck early in the first half as Campagnano lined a shot into the middle of the net in just the 10th minute, and took a 2-0 lead by the 20th minute after McWilliams set up White on the right side of the box. McFarlane made two first-half saves to maintain the lead going into the break.

  Brandon McFarlane turned back seven shots for the shutout. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

White netted his second of the day on a header early in the second half, and just over a minute later knocked a pass through the River Hawk defense in front of the net to Bridges, who put away the fourth and final goal of the game.

McFarlane faced heavier pressure from UMass Lowell in the second half, but turned away five attempts to finish the afternoon with seven saves and the shutout.

Stonehill (4-3-1, 2-3-1 NE-10) next visits the University of New Haven on October 2 at 1 p.m., and returns home on October 6 to host Saint Thomas Aquinas College at 4 p.m.