QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College men's soccer team cruised to a 4-0 victory over Lasell Wednesday evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Lions elevate to 3-1-0 overall with the win while the Lasers slide to 0-5-0 on the year.
After a red card midway through the first half which forced the home side to 10 men on the pitch, Eastern Nazarene raced out to a 4-0 lead after a four-goal flurry in a span of five minutes.
Eastern Nazarene doubled its lead to 2-0 in the 36th minute. Zaffonato rifled a left-footed shot into the upper corner of the cage to collect his second marker of the season while Sheelens Ostine (Quincy, Mass.) picked up his first career assist.
Ostine netted his first collegiate goal in the 37th minute to push the hosts' advantage to 3-0 as Bryan Vargas (San Jose, Costa Rica) provided the assist.
The Lions capped off the scoring in the 39th minute of the opening stanza. Mohamed Gouriche (Weymouth, Mass.) buried his first college marker with a left-footed effort inside the box.
Eastern Nazarene carried the 4-0 lead into the halftime intermission after firing 14 shots in the first frame and limiting Lasell to just one attempt.
Neither squad found the back of the net in the second half as the Lions secured their third-straight win.
Eastern Nazarene concluded the contest with 25 shots while the Lasers managed just five shots on the night.
Tyler Ferreira (Berkley, Mass.) finished with a pair of saves in his fourth start of the season in goal before Tim Eddings (Endicott, N.Y.) closed out the match between the pipes in his second appearance of the year.
Up next, Eastern Nazarene heads to Curry September 14.