Western Mass Pioneers Win 5-0 

The Western Mass Pioneers started the 2012 campaign with an impressive 5-0 win at Lusitano Stadium against the Milford Lusitano FC in the pre-season Fan Appreciation Day game on Sunday afternoon.


Ryan Malone made an immediate impact by scoring two goals in the first half.   Malone hails from Chicopee and is a Springfield College standout.


“The first half we distributed the ball well and everyone was involved,” commented first year coach Federico Molinari.


The Pioneers added three more in the second half with local standout Chris Roswess (West Springfield High and UMass Amherst) starting the scoring. Brandon Wilson (University of Albany) and Thiago Andrade (University of the Cumberlands) rounded out the tallies.


“We need to give kudos to our defensive effort today, not allowing many shots on goal and keeping a clean sheet,” added GM Greg Kolodziey. “Only having a few trainings prior to the start of the season, we were impressed with the way the team came together today,” continued Kolodziey.

Ryan Malone