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UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

In many ways, UMass Lowell has exceeded expectations as its transition to Division I wanes. (Courtesy of America East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With every road trip comes a map. With every long-term goal comes a plan on how to achieve it. With the final weeks winding down on UMass Lowell’s transition to becoming a

Men’s soccer wins first America East regular season championship

River Hawk players hoist the trophy after winning Wednesday’s game.  (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Brock Johnson Connector Contributor In his final game as a River Hawk, senior forward Wuilito Fernandes powered the team to a 2-1 win and their first-ever America East regular season championship with his game-winning goal over the Hartford Hawks assisted by redshirt freshman

Men’s soccer edges out UAlbany for first place spot in America East

Wuilito Fernandes controls the ball while surrounded by a trio of Albany defenders. He would score his 10th goal of the season later in the first half.  (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff The River Hawks secured a 1-0 victory over the UAlbany Great Danes in a nail-biter at the Cushing Field Complex Saturday night,

Men’s soccer, Binghamton deadlock 1-1 in double OT; remain undefeated after AE opener

Wuilito Fernandes (10) is surrounded by Bearcats (Nikkos Pasarras (20), Zach Galluzzo (4), Miles Burbank (23), and Charlie Novoth (2)) as Ivan Blaskic (13) follows the play. (photo/George DeLuca) George DeLuca Connector Editor The Binghamton Bearcats tied the UMass Lowell men’s soccer team with 27 seconds left in regulation, but the ensuing tug-of-war in double-overtime failed

Wuilito Fernandes exemplifies leadership on and off the field

Fernandes is a major reason for the men’s soccer team’s success this season. (Photo/George DeLuca) by George DeLuca Connector Editor In 2009, Wuilito Fernandes came to the United States from Praia, Cape Verde, a small city on an island located about 500 miles west of Senegal, Africa. He played soccer as much as he could back

River Hawks men’s soccer team duels Dartmouth to a 1-1 draw

River Hawk forward/midfielder Wuilito Fernandes (10) tangles with Dartmouth midfielder Alexander Marsh (24). (Photo/George DeLuca) by George DeLuca Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s soccer team couldn’t conjure up the magic needed to break a 1-1 tie against Dartmouth in yet another double overtime contest on Saturday night at Cushing Field. The Big Green drew first

Men’s soccer rallies to keep the streak alive

Goalkeeper Austin Kroll comes out to make a save against a Brown University forward. (Matt Dwyer) by Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff Despite playing from behind for longer than they have at any point in the season, UMass Lowell pulled off a thrilling comeback in the end of regulation to maintain their spotless record. They handed the