Talho is LEC’s most outstanding player, leads WCSU to upset in tourney final

Kadin Talho had a terrific Little East Conference tournament for the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team, and he was lauded for those efforts.

The former Holy Cross High standout was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after the third-seeded Wolves upset top-seeded UMass-Boston, 1-0, to claim the championship on Saturday afternoon in Dorchester, Mass. Talho scored the match’s only goal in the seventh minute.

It was the second straight upset for WCSU, which toppled second-seeded Keene State on Thursday in the semifinal round. Talho played a big role in that 3-1 victory with two goals and an assist.

It was all about redemption for WCSU. The Wolves fell to UMass-Boston in last year’s LEC final. This time around, WCSU prevailed, and it earned the conference’s automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament. The pairings will be announced today.

Photo captions and credits: Kadin Talho while playing for Holy Cross High in 2020 (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, file). Talho headshot courtesy of WCSU athletics.