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Kingdon Records 100th Point as Men’s Soccer Ends Season at UMass Dartmouth

Kingdon Records 100th Point as Men’s Soccer Ends Season at UMass Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Jack Kingdon capped his illustrious career by scoring a first-half goal to surpass the 100-point plateau, but it was not enough as the Castleton University men's soccer team succumbed to UMass Dartmouth, 3-1, on the road on Saturday to complete the 2019 season. 

With the win, the Corsairs claimed the final Little East Conference (LEC) playoff spot. They will travel to third-seeded Rhode Island College on Tuesday. 

Kingdon became just the seventh player in program history and the first since 2003 to accomplish the feat. He finishes his career ranked in a tie for fifth with 101 points and seventh with 39 goals. His 17 goals on the season is the highest single-season total since 2003 and the sixth-most in program history.

The Spartans finish their second season in the LEC with a conference record of 2-6-0 and 6-12-0 overall. The Corsairs enter the playoffs at 8-7-2 (3-4-1 LEC).

Junior Monteiro netted a pair of goals while Thiago DeCarvalho finished with a goal and an assist to lead the hosts.    

Monteiro gave UMass Dartmouth a 1-0 advantage with a blast from the right side in the 23rd minute, but Kingdon's successful penalty kick evened it at one less than seven minutes later. UMD went into the break with a 2-1 lead after DeCarvalho lofted a 20-yard shot under the bar with 6:43 remaining in the half.

Monteiro got an insurance tally in the 57th minute to complete the scoring on a give-and-go with Rony Morales. 

Senior Danny Andrade picked up the win in goal with a five-save effort for UMass Dartmouth, while junior Alex Fernald recorded three stops in the setback for Castleton.  The Corsairs outshot the Spartans by a 14-10 margin overall and held a 9-4 advantage in penalty kicks, as each team had six shots on goal for the contest.

Castleton loses four seniors and has 18 eligible returners for the 2020 season.