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Men's soccer explodes for 5-0 win at Farmington

Jonathan Labozzo '10 (left) scored the first two goals of the game and his college career.

FARMINGTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's soccer team scored three goals over the first 20 minutes and rolled to a 5-0 victory over UMaine-Farmington on Wednesday at Prescott Field.


Bates -- which held an 18-2 shot advantage -- improved to 1-2. The Beavers dropped to 1-1-2 and are scheduled to visit Elms College on Saturday.

Sophomore Jonathan Labozzo (New Gloucester, Maine) notched the first two goals of the contest, and of his college career, for the Bobcats.

Labozzo knocked in a loose ball after a sliding stop by UMF goalkeeper Brian Lemont on a boot by senior Duane Pelz (Boulder, Colo.) in the third minute.

Labozzo padded the advantage after a ball was misplayed in the Beaver backfield in the 13th minute.

Pelz then converted a nice cross by senior Brent Morin (Hanover, N.H.) at 20:15 for a 3-0 advantage at halftime.

Bates sophomore defender Patrick King (Gorham, Maine) scored 61 seconds into the second half, and first-year Tyler Dewdney (Meriden, N.H.) chipped in a pass by first-year Dae Ro Lee (Yongin, Rep. of Korea) at 88:03 to complete the 5-0 Bates victory.

Lemont worked the first half for UMF with a pair of saves. In the second half, Matt Dennett, at 43:00 and two saves, and Rodney Payne, at 2:00 with no saves, manned the pipes for the Beavers.

Seniors Aaron Schleicher (Londonderry, N.H.) and Robert Wesley-Munro (Walpole, Mass.) split time in goal for the Bobcats. Schleicher made two saves.

BOX SCORE: Bates 5, UMaine-Farmington 0