Western New England Blanks Westfield State 3-0 for Fourth Straight Win

Connor Prindle (5) scored a pair of goals as Western New England defeated Westfield State, 3-0, on Wednesday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)
Connor Prindle (5) scored a pair of goals as Western New England defeated Westfield State, 3-0, on Wednesday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)

Prindle leads Golden Bears with two-goal effort

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 12, 2018) – The Western New England University men's soccer team extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-0 shutout victory over Westfield State University on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Suprenant Field.

Top Performers
The Golden Bears were led by junior forward Connor Prindle (Shelton, Conn.), who scored his second and third goals of the season.

Sophomore forward Joseph Fortuna (Burlington, Conn.) also recorded a goal, while senior goalkeeper Sam Brewer (Westford, Mass.) posted a two-save shutout.

Game Review
The Golden Bears nearly got on the board 7:34 into the contest, after junior Bryan Doyle (Southington, Conn.) had his shot saved by Westfield State junior goalkeeper Sean Moore (Feeding Hills, Mass.), but an Owl defender cleared the loose ball from the box.

Ten minutes later, an offside call negated another potential Western New England goal. The Golden Bears finally broke through with just under three minutes remaining before halftime, when Prindle received a pass from Doyle and buried a shot into the top left corner of the net.

Still leading 1-0 late in regulation, Prindle doubled Western New England's advantage at the 85:40 mark on a feed from junior Arcel Kabongo-Ngoy (Franklin Square, N.Y.). Less than two minutes later, Fortuna tacked on another insurance goal to cap the scoring in the contest.

Notes
• Western New England has outscored its opponents 17-0 during the current four-game winning streak.
• Prindle leads the Golden Bears with eight points (three goals, two assists) through five games this season.
• Western New England outshot Westfield State 17-9, while the Owls held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

Up Next
Western New England (4-1) will look to keep rolling on Saturday, when the Golden Bears host Endicott College in their Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener at 1:30 p.m. Westfield State (1-3) returns home to host Framingham State on Saturday.