Jimmies put away Presentation College
When Henrique Lucena-Pires wasn't scoring goals Wednesday night, he was setting them up.
The senior midfielder from Porto Alegre, Brazil, dazzled with a pair of goals and two assists for the University of Jamestown men's soccer team in a hard-fought 5-2 victory over Presentation College at Rotary Field.
Lucena-Pires' goals had the Jimmies locked with the Saints at 2-2 in the second half, when he then sent a beautiful cross in the box to the far post that found an open Charlie Foster in the 83rd minute. Foster banged it home for his second goal of the season and the floodgates finally opened for Jamestown.
"After the ball came to me and I could just dribble the center back, I saw Charlie in the corner of my eye," said Lucena-Pires, who leads Jamestown on the year with seven goals and four assists. "I decided to try and maybe hit the goal, but if (Charlie) gets in that was a happy ending."
Jamestown (5-6-1, 1-2 NSAA) and the Saints (1-14, 0-4 NSAA) played to a 1-1 draw at the half, and Presentation took a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute on Kieren Clarke's team-leading sixth goal of the year.
But shortly thereafter, in the 51st minute, the Saints' Mackenzie Burgoyne was ejected from the pitch after seeing plastic from the referee for a second time in the match. A total of 15 cards were doled out over the 90 minutes of soccer.
Jamestown scored all four of its second-half goals with Presentation down to 10 men and in search of victory No. 2.
"I would have liked to have had a different script for the night, but a win's a win I suppose," Jimmie coach Tommy Nienhaus said. "It's still part of the growing pains that you can see. We're still trying to figure out exactly who we are in terms of how we're playing and where the production is going to come from."
After Foster's goal, the Jimmies' freshman midfielder Ruben Zepeda found the mesh twice to break the match open. Jamestown travels to face Viterbo on Saturday before heading to the Association of Independent Institutions Tournament Nov. 10-11 in Lawrenceville, Ga., where the top two teams will advance to the national tournament.
"Right now we are going to try and prepare and get through Viterbo," Nienhaus said. "But the nice thing is we're going to have a good 10 days or so after Saturday to recover and start gearing up for Atlanta."
University of Jamestown 5, Presentation College 2
PC 1 1 -- 2
JAM 1 4 -- 5
1. J, Henrique Lucena-Pires (Jedd Sugden), 8:53; 2. PC, Jack Herman (Paul Woods), 31:08.
3. PC, Kieren Clarke (Chuy Garcia), 47:47; 4. J, Lucena-Pires (Ben Mathews), 55:02; 5. J, Charlie Foster (Lucena-Pires), 82:12; 6. J, Ruben Zepeda (Sugden, Lucena-Pires), 83:22; 7. J, Zepeda (Foster), 86:14.
Goalkeeper saves: PC, Aaron Riccardi 2-4--66; J, Arturo Martinez 0-1--1.
Records: Jamestown 5-6-1, 1-2 NSAA; Presentation 1-14, 0-4 NSAA.