Men's Soccer

Freshman Duo Leads Men's Soccer 2-1 Over UCF

Brett Canepa

Brett Canepa

Sept. 17, 2010

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - It was a day of firsts as freshmen Brett Canepa and Tyler Cleverdon scored their first career goals to lead UMass to its first win of the season, 2-1, over visiting UCF at Rudd Field. After a scoreless first half, the Knights scored in the 52nd minute before Canepa found the equalizer and Cleverdon the game-winner. UMass will host No.24 Indiana on Sunday at 1 PM. Admission is free to all!

The Minutemen improve to 1-1-2 overall, while UCF falls to 3-2-0 on the year.

Nick Robson put the Knights on the board at the 52:04 mark of the second half following a break-away pass by Warren Creavalle on a counter-attack. The goal was his team-leading fifth of the year.

UMass immediately responded as Canepa headed home the equalizer at 53:39 with his first career score. Chris Vaccaro a pass from the top of the 18-yard box to Ben Arikian on the left goal line. Arikian sent a pass to the right-side post where Canepa flicked the shot home.

Cleverdon sealed the game with just 41 seconds remaining in the game after he headed home the game-winner. Morgan Brandso played a long cross from the right sideline to Cleverdon who headed a shot just inside the right post from six-yards out for the win.

The Minutemen held a 12-to-7 shot advantage for the game and a 5-to-1 corner kick edge. Shane Curran-Hays earned the win in goal making five saves, while UCF keeper Shawn Doyle took the loss with four saves.




    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Aug 15
    vs Army TBA
    Saturday, Aug 22
    at Marist 7:00 PM
    Friday, Aug 28
    vs Utah Valley 4:00 PM gametracker
    Monday, Aug 31
    at Saint Peter's 4:00 PM
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