BEVERLY, Mass. – Sophomore MT Tshuma (Magwegwe, Zimbabwe) found the back of the net twice to help lift the No. 18 Connecticut College men's soccer team to a convincing 4-1 victory over Endicott on Tuesday night at Hempstead Stadium.
Tshuma put the Camels on the board when fought off a defender after receiving a pass from Noonan and sending the ball past goalie Zach Regulbuto in just the ninth minute of action. Even though Endicott (1-2) was able to knot the score when Evan Couchot tucked a header into lower right corner in the 27th minute, the Camels were able to recover and regain the lead before the break when Tshuma capitalized on a failed clear attempt.
Leading 2-1 at the break, Connecticut College tacked on two insurance tallies in the second half to notch its third win in three tries. Sophomore Augie Djerdjaj (Mahopac, N.Y.) tapped in a rebound off an initial shot attempt by senior Matt Butera (Westfield, Mass.) which hit the post in the 51st minute, and junior Liam Noonan (Malibu, Calif.) one-timed a cross through the box in the 69th to give the visitors another multi-goal victory.
Junior AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) earned the victory between the posts by making four saves for Connecticut College, which attempted 20 shots in the contest and nine on target. Endicott's Regulbuto redirected five shots while suffering the loss.
Connecticut College (3-0) will look to remain unbeaten when it next hosts Bates on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.