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Engineers Steam Past AMCATS on Senior Night

Engineers Steam Past AMCATS on Senior Night

PAXTON, MA – Neither the cold rain and gusts of wind nor the AMCAT's defense could slow down the Engineers, who won this non-conference matchup. At the end of regulation, the Engineers of WPI outscored the Anna Maria Men's Soccer team 5-1.

In a pre-game ceremony the AMCATS honored their senior-athletes: Enco Linka (Worcester, Mass.), Eric McLaughlin (Billerica, Mass.) and Cody Moules (Billerica, Mass.).
The Anna Maria Men's Soccer team's record falls to 2-12-1, while WPI climbs to 11-4 on the year.
The Engineers struck first on an unassisted goal from junior forward Chris Ciampa (Danvers, MA) in the 13th minute of the first half. Kurt Naugler (Westford, MA), a freshman defender, scored a goal on a penalty shot that was rewarded after Anna Maria committed a foul.
The AMCATS tallied a goal in the 38th minute of the half, capitalizing on the misplay of the ball by WPI's sophomore goalkeeper Michael DeMarco (Staten Island, NY). The ball, sent in to play by sophomore certerback Ryan Goehring (Hampton, NJ), bounced over DeMarco's head and junior midfielder John Ernest (Blackstone, MA) was able to sprint to the ball and put it in the back of the net.
The second half saw more scoring from WPI. Senior forward Joe Rucko (Whitesboro, NY) showed off his strong foot and accuracy when he found the twine from 25 yards out. Tynan MacLeod (Groton, MA), a sophomore forward, tacked on another goal to make the score 4-1. The final score of the game came in the 77th minute when freshman defender Zach Sellman (Hopkinton, MA) scored off of a great pass from sophomore midfielder Sam Russell (Glastonbury, CT).
 

The AMCATS Men's Soccer program will travel to Newport, Rhode Island for a 2 PM match against the Seahawks of Salve Regina on Sunday, October 21st.