2018 Men's Soccer News

  • Meireles Named MASCAC Rookie of the Year, Four Vikings Earn All-Confernece
    November 07, 2018
    SALEM, Mass. – Midfielder Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) was named the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and earned first-team status as four Salem State players earned all-conference honors as announced by the league on Wednesday. Joining Meireles on the first-team was Felipe Montiel (Maracaibo, Venezuela) while Igor Caldas (Vitoria, Brazil) and Lucas Amaral (Peabody, Mass.) earned second team honors. Meireles led all freshman in the conference with 23 points (8g, 7a) and was the focal point of the Vikings’ offense this season as one of the league’s top passing midfielder’s and his seven assists were third most in the MASCAC this year. Montiel was one of the MASCAC’s top defenders this season, starting in all 18 games for Salem State while adding three goals and an assist. Montiel spearheaded a unit that allowed just 14 goals in 19 games (12-3-4) for a league-best .070 goals against average.
  • #2 Bridgewater State Gets Past #3 Salem State in MASCAC Semifinal Shootout
    November 02, 2018
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – #2 seed Bridgewater State University advanced to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s soccer championship game on penalty kicks after forging a 0-0 double overtime tie with third-seeded Salem State University in the semifinal round of the 2018 MASCAC Tournament on Friday afternoon at Swenson Field. Bridgewater won the penalty kick round by a margin of 4-1.
  • Vikings Advance to MASCAC Semifinals
    October 30, 2018
    SALEM, Mass. - Gabriel Meireles’ (Everett, Mass.) goal and two-assist performance helped the #3 Salem State Vikings (12-3-3) eliminate the #6 Fitchburg State Falcons 5-1 to advance to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) semifinals against #2 Bridgewater State on Friday.  
  • #5 St. Joseph's Edges Past Salem State With Late Goal
    October 23, 2018
    STANDISH, Maine – Salem State took #5 St. Joseph's to the wire, but midfielder Rory Twomey (South Windsor, Conn.) converted a penalty kick attempt with 2:15 remaining to lift the Monks (17-0, 11-0 GNAC) past the Vikings (11-3-2, 4-1-1 MASCAC), 1-0, in a non-conference men’s soccer contest on a rainy Tuesday night at the SJC Athletics Complex.
  • Salem State Scores 2-0 Victory Over MCLA
    October 19, 2018
    North Adams, Mass. -- Salem State scored a 2-0 MASCAC victory over the MCLA Trailblazers this evening at Shewcraft Field.  The Vikings improve to 11-2-2 overall and are now 4-1-1 in the conference.  MCLA falls to 0-13-1 on the season and is 0-6 in the MASCAC.
  • Salem State, Pine Manor Play to 2-2 Draw
    October 17, 2018
    SALEM, Mass. – The Salem State Vikings hosted the Pine Manor Gators on "Senior Night" and the match resulted in a 2-2 draw. Seniors Gus Savage (Georgetown, Mass.), Luke Moylan (West Boylston), Matt Lynch (Salisbury, Mass.), and Nick Bettencourt (Peabody, Mass.) were all honored for their careers for the Vikings. All seniors started the game and displayed their leadership on the field.
  • Worcester State Hands Salem State First Conference Loss
    October 13, 2018
    Salem, Mass. – Worcester State defeated Salem State 2-1 to end their unbeaten conference winning-streak at 13 games (12-0-1) that spanned over the last two seasons. Ethan Melia (Shrewsbury, Mass.) scored a goal and added an assist to help the Lancers improve to 5-6-2 on the year and 3-1-1 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The Vikings are now 10-2-1 on the season and 3-1-1 in the conference.
  • Vikings Remain Unbeaten at Home
    October 10, 2018
    SALEM, Mass. – The Salem State Vikings remained unbeaten at home (7-0) with a 2-0 win over New England College at Alumni Field on Wednesday evening. The Vikings have won six out of their last seven games in improving to 10-1-1. The Pilgrims slip to 4-6-3 on the season.
  • Vikings Shutout Falcons 2-0
    October 06, 2018
    SALEM, MASS. – Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) scored a goal and an assist as Salem State remained unbeaten in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with a 2-0 win over Fitchburg State on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The Vikings raise their record to 9-1-1 and are now 3-0-1 in conference. The Falcons slide to 4-6 and 1-3 in the MASCAC.
  • Salem State Slips Past UMass Boston 1-0
    October 03, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. -- Salem State freshman Gabriel Meireles scored on a counter attack in the 77th minute, as Salem State edged UMass Boston 1-0 to extend the Vikings unbeaten streak to five in a row (4-0-1). Salem State goes to 8-1-1 on the season while the Beacons slip to 5-7-1.
  • Rams, Vikings Tie 1-1
    September 29, 2018
    Framingham, Mass. - Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) netted his third goal of the season, but a late score by Framingham State with five minutes remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime, which ended in a 1-1 tie. The Vikings remain atop the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with a 2-0-1 record and are now 7-1-1 on the season. The Rams go to 6-3-2, and 1-0-2 (MASCAC).
  • Rodrigues Lifts Salem State in Double Overtime
    September 22, 2018
    Salem, Mass. – Salem State need extra time for the second consecutive game as Orlando Rodrigues (Burlington, Mass.) netted the game-winner for the Vikings in double overtime for a 2-1 MASCAC win over the Mass Maritime Buccaneers. Salem State received a corner in the 100th minute, which was taken by Lucas Amaral (Peabody, Mass.), who found Rodrigues for a header that reached above keeper Mitch Hardy’s (Pepperell, Mass.) hands.
  • Dos Santos Nets Game-Winner in Overtime
    September 19, 2018
    SALEM, Mass. – Grace Dos Santos (Brockton, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in extra time as the Vikings defeated UMASS Dartmouth 2-1. Lucas Amaral (Peabody, Mass.) found Dos Santos on a breakaway and the forward beat Danny Andrade (New Bedford, Mass.) from five yards out for the game-winner just over a minute in overtime.
  • Caldas Scores Twice in 2-1 Victory Over Bears
    September 15, 2018
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Freshman midfielder Igor Caldas (Vitoria, Brazil) tallied a pair of goals to lead the visiting Salem State University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Bridgewater State University in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field
  • Wentworth Ends Salem State's Winning Streak
    September 11, 2018
    BOSTON -- Two first period scores proved to be the difference as Wentworth defeated Salem State 2-1,ending the Vikings' season opening four-game win streak. Salem State is now 4-1 on the year while the Leopards go to 3-1-1.
  • Vikings Move to 4-0
    September 08, 2018
    BOSTON -- Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) and Felipe Montiel (Maracaibo, Venezuela) both scored as Salem State earned their fourth straight victory with a 2-1 victory over Emerson on Saturday at Rotch Field. The Vikings now stand at at 4-0 while the Lions remain winless at 0-3.
  • Salem State Extends Shutout Streak to Three
    September 05, 2018
    SALEM, MASS. – Salem State secured their third straight shutout with a 3-0 victory over Becker on Wednesday evening at Alumni Field. Lucas Amaral (Peabody, Mass.) and Igor Caldas (Victoria, Brazil) each notched first period scores as goalie Christopher Jimenez (Nashua, N.H.) extended his scoreless streak to 360 minutes. Jiminez had a career best four-game shutout streak a season ago.
  • Salem State Scores Second Straight Shutout With 2-0 Win Over Curry
    September 01, 2018
    SALEM, MASS. -- Edwin Demoya (Salem, Mass.) scored in the 17th minute and Salem State’s defense held firm as the Vikings notched their second consecutive shutout with a 2-0 win over Curry College in the championship game of the Salem State Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
  • Salem State Scores Late, Shuts Out Southern Vermont 2-0
    August 31, 2018
    SALEM, MASS. -- Felipe Montiel (Maracaibo, Venezuela) broke a scoreless tie in the 85th minute and Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) added another goal less than a minute later as Salem State pulled away late to claim a 2-0 victory over Southern Vermont in the opener for both teams on Friday evening at Alumni Field. The Vikings will face Curry College in the championship game of the two-day Salem State Tournament tomorrow at 4:00 PM. The Colonels, defeated Anna Maria 1-0 in overtime to advance.
  • Salem State Athletics Kicks Off its 2018-19 Campaign on Friday, August 31st
    August 28, 2018
    SALEM, MASS. – Salem State kicks off its 2018-19 campaign on Friday, August 31st, as men's soccer hosts the Salem State Tournament to highlight three games on opening day at Alumni Field. Field hockey will begin play at noon against North Shore rival Gordon College, before Anna Maria and Curry open the men's soccer season at 3:00 PM. Salem State, the defending conference champions, will host Southern Vermont at 6:00 PM to cap the day.  On Saturday, the tournament will continue with the consolation match at 1:00 PM followed by the championship game at 4:00 PM.  
  • Men's Soccer ID Clinic 12/1
    August 28, 2018
    Men's Soccer will be hosting an ID clinic on December 1, 2018 at Alumni Field.
  • Men's Soccer Voted Preseason #1 in MASCAC Poll
    August 23, 2018
    Salem, Mass.— The 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer regular season and tournament champions Salem State have been picked to repeat this season as selected by the eight coaches from around the league. Salem State received six first place votes for 47 points in this year's poll. The Vikings finished the MASCAC season 7-0 on their way to the conference regular season title. Returning for the defending champs is All-Conference goalie Chris Jimenez (Nashua, N.H.), who between the pipes last season led the league in goals against average (0.98) and save percentage (.838) while finishing third in saves (83) and goals against (16).