North Adams, MA- The visiting Southern Vermont men's soccer team got a goal from Nikolas Joseph in the 51st minute and held off the MCLA Trailblazers 1-0 this evening at Shewcraft Field. The Mountaineers improve to 2-10 on the season while the Trailblazers drop to 0-9-1 overall.
MCLA outshot the Mountaineers 8-3 in the opening half 8-3, but neither team could light up the scoreboard. It didn't take the visitors long in the second half to take the lead.
MCLA turned the ball over at midfield and Osman Padilla sent a pass up ahead to Joseph. He converted his fourth goal of the season to give SVC the 1-0 edge. The Mountaineers only surrendered five shots to the Trailblazers in the second half as they held on for the victory.
Diego Uquillas stopped five shots to earn the shutout victory for SVC as he improved to 2-7.
Sean Bradshaw took the loss for MCLA also collecting 5 saves.
The Trailblazers are back in action on Friday at Shewcraft Field when they host the Framingham State Rams at 6pm.