BENNINGTON, Vt. – Six players from The Sage Colleges men's soccer team scored in an afternoon match at Southern Vermont College Wednesday for the 7-0 final in non-conference action on Everett Field.
The Gators' high pressure put them on the board early when junior Gustavo Trinidad (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) fed freshman Jason Vargas (Yonkers, N.Y.) in the middle of the box for a good look at the frame; he was able to put it home for his first collegiate goal, just 2:06 into the contest.
Sage would add two more in the first half with help of midfield ball control and succinct passing. Junior Jose Miranda (Bay Shore, N.Y.) took a feed and beat a Southern Vermont defender before scoring his first of the season, unassisted, in the 13th minute; eight minutes later, freshman Christian Pinti (Slate Hill, N.Y.) got on the end of a nice pass by sophomore Andrew Bartoah (New Haven, Conn.) for his second of the year.
The Gators would benefit from a SVC own-goal credited to Gator sophomore Tyler Sivulich (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) and tack on two more in the last ten minutes for the 7-0 final. Vargas added an assist to his day while Sage senior keeper Tim Madden (Watertown, Conn.) stopped the lone Mountaineer shot on goal to pick up his second win (2-2-1) and shutout of the season. Southern Vermont sophomore goalie Chris Dunham (Valley Falls, N.Y.) turned away five Gator shots on the day (0-3).
Southern Vermont (0-5) continues the home stand Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. match against New England College, and Sage (2-2-1) looks ahead to Tuesday night's game when the Gators welcome Union College to Saint Rose's Plumeri Complex in Albany, N.Y. for an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.