DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team tuned up for Saturday's important Little East Conference match by defeating visiting Becker College, 5-0, at the Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.
The Colonials improve to 13-4-1 on the season while the Hawks drop to 1-17-1.
WesConn junior forward Mickey Sciortino (Shelton, CT) put the hosts on the scoreboard just 1:37 into the contest when he headed home a pass from Ranno.
Before the first half would end, the Colonials would tack on four more goals.
Freshman Kent Eannarino (Brookfield, CT) scored his third career goal, an unassisted tally inside the 22nd minute.
Just inside the 28th minute Matheus Mascimento (Bridgeport, CT) netted his first goal of the year, also without the aid of an assist.
Rounding out the first half's scoring was freshman Mark Tricarico (Hopewell Junction, NY). He registered is first career goal with 5:57 remaining before the break.
"Tonight was a good chance to get to see some of our freshmen and to ready for Saturday's crucial meeting with UMass Boston," said legendary WestConn head coach Joseph Mingachos. "We can finish anywhere from second to fifth in the LEC, so it was good to get our starters some rest tonight."
Junior Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) was one of three keepers to make one save for WestConn on Wednesday. Matthew D'Onofrio (Orange, CT) came on in the 31st minute before yielding to Justin Figueiredo (Danbury, CT) for the final 29 minutes.
Tyler Marzocchi (North Providence, RI) made six saves for Becker before surrendering the goal face to Sam Majewski (Warren, MA) for the second stanza. Majewski made four saves.