North Adams, MA- The visiting Western Connecticut State men's soccer team received a goal and two assists from Robert Della Penna in helping the Colonails defeat host MCLA 4-2 to claim the Trailblazer Fall Soccer Classic title. The Colonials improve to 3-1 on the season after sweeping a pair of matches this weekend. The Trailblazers drop to 0-3-1 overall.
In the opening half of play, West Conn's Afa Reyes tallied unassisted in the 27th minute for an early 1-0 lead. The hosts responded almost immediately when Garrett Derosia tied things up just two minutes later. His goal was the first of the season knotting things up. It would remain that way into halftime.
In the second half, the Colonials turned up the pressure. They would eventually take the lead for keeps in the 53rd minute when Spencer Ranno headed home a corner kick from Robert Della Penna. The goal was Ranno's first of the season.
Della Penna continued his solid play in the 59th minute, this time he converted a Reyes pass to increase the lead to 3-1. The visitors added another in the 67th minute when Max Cano headed home another Della Penna pass to make it 4-1.
Derosia tallied his second goal of the afternoon in the 81st minute when Matt Duffy sent a long pass towards the right far post. Derosia would head it home to close the gap to 4-2. MCLA finally had some momentum, but they couldn't get any closer.
The Colonials outshot MCLA 26-4 in the win.
Daniel Szabo earned the win playing the second half. He collected one save. Luca DiCarlo played the first half in goal for West Conn.
Sean Bradshaw collected five saves for MCLA.