Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2011 Campaign with 5-0 Shutout of Becker

Kevin Ducharme

Paxton, MA --- Five different players collected goals to help lift WPI to a 5-0 shutout of Becker in the opening game of the 2011 Worcester City Men's Soccer Tournament played Friday afternoon at Anna Maria.  Clark defeat the host AMCATS 4-2 in the nightcap of the season-opening doubleheader for all four teams.  

The Engineers had eight players earn points on the day while outshooting the Hawks 22-3. WPI sophomore Chris Ciampa (Danvers, MA) had a goal and an assist along with teammate Kevin Ducharme (Bedford, NH). Ciampa scored the game winner just 4:40 into the game. 

Ducharme's then took a feed from Ciampa that found the back of the net at the 17th minute. WPI also received goals from Jason Hopkins (Mendon, MA), Chris Savoia (Pembroke, MA) and Ryan Mocadlo (Ellington, CT) with the later pair notching their first career markers.

The freshmen trio of Eric Crevoiserat (Glastonbury, CT), Sam Russell (Glastonbury, CT) and Connor Bolton (Warrick, RI) joined Ciampa and Ducharme with assists. Goalkeeper Jeff Wong (Millington, NJ) made two saves in the shutout. 

Senior Gary Johnson (Cherry Valley, Mass.) and sophomore Aldo Karkanjozi (Sterling Heights, MI) led the Haws with a shot apiece, while goaltender Tim McDonald (Holden, Mass) made seven saves in net for Becker.

The tournament concludes Sunday at WPI when the Engineers host Anna Maria at noon and Clark and Becker tangle at 2:30pm. 

Release courtesy of Anna Maria Sports Information