Men's Soccer Forces 0-0 Draw At La Salle
Oct. 16, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - Despite a total of 40 combined shots, neither the UMass men's soccer team or La Salle could find the game winning goal as the two teams battled to a 0-0 double-overtime draw on Sunday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium. Keeper Shane Curran-Hays made four saves to earn his third straight shutout and fourth of the season.
The Minutemen move to 4-9-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Atlantic 10, while La Salle is now 4-6-3 overall and 2-0-2 in league play. UMass is 3-1-1 in its last five games with the result.
Hellah Sidebe led UMass in shots with a career-high seven, while Chris Roswess had three. In all, 11 different Minutemen tallied a shot in the game.
The Explorers were led defensively by John McCarthy who made 11 saves - his fifth consecutive game with a double-digit save total. Offensively, Jason Plumhoff tallied five shots in the match.
In the first half, David Key had one of UMass' best scoring chances at the 11:13 mark as his shot pinged off the cross bar.
Each team battled scoreless through the balance of regulation into the first overtime period. La Salle nearly found the game-winner, but Andre Weyerhaeuser's shot glanced off the post in the 92nd minute.
In the second overtime, UMass had three shots including a pair early which were saved by McCarthy. Josh Schwartz fired off a shot just before the end of the game which sailed high.
Overall, UMass outshot La Salle 21-to-19, while the Explorers held a 7-to-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Minutemen will continue their road trip next Friday and Saturday at Duquesne (7 PM) and at St. Bonaventure (1 PM).