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Men's Soccer Scuttled By Vikings, 2-1

Men's Soccer Scuttled By Vikings, 2-1

A late goal from Salem State's Fabricio Torres lifted the Vikings to a 2-1 win over Westfield State in the MASCAC opener for both teams on Saturday at Salem, Mass.

The Vikings got on the board first with a goal from Ryan Smith in th 57th minute, but Westfield responded with a goal of its own just seven minutes later as Alberto Burgos, Jr.  converted with a header off of feed from Nate Weaver to tie the game at 1-1.

The match was evenly played, with Salem holding a slim 8-7 margin in both shots and corner kicks.  Westfield goalkeeper Tyler Diotalevi and the Vikings Chris Jiminez each made four saves.

Salem improves to 4-3, 1-0 in the MASCAC. 

Westfield is now 1-4, 0-1 in the league.  The Owls will return to action on Tuesday, traveling to the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine for a 7:00 p.m. start.