Warren, Kelly score second-half goals to lift Seahawks over Mariners, 2-1

PJ Criscione (No. 17) splits a pair of Mariners, James Shea (No. 8) and Zavier Veliz (No. 24). (Photo by Ed Habershaw)
PJ Criscione (No. 17) splits a pair of Mariners, James Shea (No. 8) and Zavier Veliz (No. 24). (Photo by Ed Habershaw)

Salve Regina 2, Mitchell 1
Newport, R.I. - Reynolds Field
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Salve Regina University men's soccer scored two unanswered goals in the second half to defeat visiting Mitchell College in non-league action at Reynolds Field.

Series and Streaks
The Seahawks have won all four meetings with the Mariners. Salve Regina's current six-game unbeaten streak matches its longest in men's soccer since an eight-game win streak in 2012.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Salve Regina senior Jared Warren (Georgetown, Mass.) tied the game with his team-leading seventh goal, and assisted on the game-winner. He now leads the Seahawks with 16 points.
  2. Salve Regina freshman Casey Kelly (Waldwick, N.J.) contributed at left back and advanced to the offensive side where he scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner.
  3. Mitchell senior Zavier Veliz (New London, Conn.) put the Mariners on top, 1-0, in the first half when he headed a throw in from junior teammate TJ Condon (North Stonington, Conn.).

Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks had double-digit corner kicks (10) while the Mariners were limited to two.

Turning Point
Seahawks were scoreless for the first 68 minutes before Warren deposited a feed from junior Evan Laske (Wethersfield, Conn.) and less than two minutes later Casey Kelly had his first collegiate goal.

Scoring Summary
Mitchell 1st 36:32 Zavier Veliz (TJ Condon) - Throw in from touchline near visitors
Salve Regina 2nd 68:48 Jared Warren (Evan Laske) - Cross from right to center
Salve Regina 2nd 70:00 Casey Kelly (Jared Warren)

Quick Hits

  • Today was Senior Day for the Seahawks and they recognized five from the Class of 2018 (all started) - Christopher Anderson (Trumbull, Conn.), Evan Coose (Easton, Mass.), PJ Criscione (Boxford, Mass.), Richie Finizio (Fort Lee, N.J.), and Jared Warren (Georgetown, Mass.).
  • The last time the Mariners visited Newport (Oct. 22, 2009), the Seahawks won 9-0.
  • Coose and Michael Payan (Fort Lee, N.J.) split the time in net for the Seahawks recording two and three saves respectively.
  • Sophomore Seth Strader (Preston, Conn.) made three saves for the Mariners.

Next Up
Salve Regina (8-3-3) returns to Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action on Saturday when it hosts University of New England on Reynolds Field (3 p.m.).
Mitchell (3-7-1) returns to NECC action on Saturday when it hosts Becker College (2:30 p.m.)