Men's Soccer Falls To No. 5 Santa Clara, 3-0
Sept. 2, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Sophomore Nick Billman (St.Louis, Mo.) made seven saves, but the fifth-ranked Santa Clara men's soccer team used three goals in the game's first 16:40 to hand the University of Massachusetts a 3-0 loss this evening in the first round of the diadora Classic played on the campus of the University of San Francisco.
The Broncos wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard as Peter Lowry took a pass from Medhi Ballouchy seven yards out and beat Billman to the left side just 2:59 into the game. Less than three minutes later, Ballouchy gave Santa Clara a 2-0 advantage when he scored on a free kick from eight yards out. At the 16:40 mark, Will Weatherly picked up a loose ball five yards out and fed Keith DeVey who scored the final goal of the game.
Massachusetts was out-shot in the game, 15-5, and Santa Clara held the edge in corner kicks, 4-2. Junior Oral Bullen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Minutemen with two shots. Sophomore Robby Charest (Monson, Mass.), junior Ernie Billittier (Mundelein, Ill.) and sophomore Ralph Pace (Boston, Va.) each tallied one shot on goal.
UMass will now face the University of San Francisco on Saturday night. Face-off is slated for 10:30 p.m. EST.