Men's Soccer

UMass Shuts Out Dartmouth, 2-0, In Return To Rudd

Freshman Peter Alvarenga notched his first career goal and assist on Saturday.

Freshman Peter Alvarenga notched his first career goal and assist on Saturday.

Sept. 22, 2012

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Peter Alvarenga collected his first career points and Massachusetts shutout its third team at home in four games, defeating Dartmouth, 2-0, in its first contest at Rudd Field in 22 days Saturday.

UMass (3-3-2) was outshot 18-9 but capitalized on nearly all of its scoring chances.

The Minutemen nearly dented the scoreboard in the 37th minute when junior Connor DeVivo's shot from inside the box hit the crossbar. Senior Dominic Skrajewski's point-blank attempt on the rebound was blocked by the Big Green.

Eight minutes later with the first half winding down, Alvarenga headed a ball on goal in the box where it was initially deflected in heavy traffic by Dartmouth goalie Noah Cohen. UMass' Zach Miller then slipped it past Cohen with just 24 seconds left in the period.

UMass added to its total in the 62nd minute when Alvarenga, with his back to the goal, headed a long throw-in from freshman Jay Marchand into the far corner of the goal for his first collegiate score.

Senior Brian Frame finished with six saves for the Minutemen, while Cohen had two for the Big Green (3-4).

Alvarenga led UMass with two shots as seven other players collected a shot apiece.

UMass will return to action on Tuesday afternoon when it plays host to Syracuse on the natural grass at Rudd. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in the first-ever meeting in men's soccer between the schools.



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