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Mariners share the wealth in a 5-0 soccer win

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – Five players scored for Kings Point as the Mariners recorded a 5-0 non-conference soccer victory over Farmingdale State College at Tomb Field on Wednesday night.

Ryan Silveira, Josh Reicks, Cody Kessler and Tim Anthone tallied in the opening half, while Andrew MacKenzie found the back of the net early in the second half.

"We played our best 45 minutes of the season in the first half and put the game away early," head coach Mike Smolens said. "We moved the ball and finished very well. The scoreline is a result of this. We just dominated."

Silveira (Katy, Texas), a junior midfielder, gave the Mariners (4-1) all the scoring they needed at 19:20 as he converted a feed from sophomore defender Kyle Parker (East Islip, N.Y.) from the top of the penalty area for a 1-0 lead.

MacKenzie (San Diego, Calif.), a senior forward, set up Reicks' goal at 23:44 as the senior defender from Katy, Texas  beat goalkeeper Matthew Ward from 16 yards to double the advantage.

The Mariners pulled away by scoring twice within a 92-second span late in the half. First, Kessler (Delmar, N.Y.), a junior forward, put home a sophomore midfielder Alex-Palermo-Re (Manassas, Va.) pass from 12 yards at 41:02, and Anthone (Overland Park, Kan.), a sophomore forward, chipped Ward for a 4-0 lead at 42:34.

MacKenzie closed out the scoring on an assist by freshman midfielder Kyle Arestivo (Northport, N.Y.)  against goalkeeper Michael Valverde at 48:17.

"We didn't score as much in the second half, but we played good soccer," Smolens said.

Kings Point outshot the Rams (2-3), 25-3.

Ward made six saves in the first half, Valverde three in the second half.

Merchant Marine junior keeper Garrett Reinert (Houston, Texas) had a relatively quiet night with a pair of second-half saves.

Farmingdale coach Chuck Schimpf was an assistant coach under Smolens for several years.

The Mariners visit Goucher in their first Landmark Conference match of the season at 1 p.m. on Saturday.