Men's Soccer Falls At Duquesne, 4-0
Oct. 21, 2011
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - UMass men's soccer's three-game unbeaten streak came to an end on Friday evening as a second half hat trick by Joshua Patterson helped Duquesne past the Minutemen, 4-0. Following the loss, UMass sits at 4-10-1 on the season, 2-2-1 in the Atlantic 10, while the Dukes move to 4-7-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play.
Duquesne led 1-0 at the intermission courtesy of a goal by Simon Gomez at 23:27. Gomez headed in a ball off a direct kick by Filip Velasevic.
Then in the second half, Paterson struck moments into the action, notching his first of the contest at 47:52 from Gomez and Eric Drewenskus. Less than one minute later, Paterson scored again with assists going to Carter Poe and Nathan McCann.
In the 76th minute Paterson capped off the night with a tally from Alvaro Cabal for his fifth of the year.
The Dukes ended the match with a 17-14 shot advantage. David Key (four) and Josh Schwartz (three) combined for half of UMass' attempts at goal. The Minutemen led in corner kicks, 4-3, while fouls were 14-12 against Duquesne.
Shane Curran-Hays made five saves in net for UMass and Colin Thorp had three stops as he logged the shutout for the Dukes.
The Minutemen will play their regular season road finale on Sunday, Oct. 23, as the squad will be back in action at St. Bonaventure at 1 p.m.