Keys, Schwartz Power UMass To First Road Win, 3-0 At GW
Oct. 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - Sophomores Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz connected on a pair of first-half goals before Schwartz added one of his own later in the period as Massachusetts defeated George Washington, 3-0, at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
For the Minutemen, who improved to 5-7-2 overall and 2-3 in Atlantic 10 play, it was a season-high goal total and their first road victory in seven contests away from Amherst. GW moved to 5-10 overall and 2-4 on its Senior Day.
UMass got on the scoreboard in the tenth minute when Schwartz sent a corner kick into the penalty area where the 6-foot-4 Keys bent at the waist and headed the ball in the goal. Fifteen minutes later the duo got together again, this time on a free kick from about 30 yards, as Keys collected his third goal of the season.
A little over eight minutes later at the 32:41 mark, junior Connor DeVivo sent a pass up the middle that Schwartz collected and tapped past the Colonials' Luke Farrell in goal. Schwartz now has five goals and two assists on the season for 12 points. All three categories either lead or are tied for the team lead this year.
Senior goalkeeper Brian Frame finished with five saves on the day as the Minutemen posted their fifth shutout. GW had 11 shots compared to seven for UMass, but the Colonials were only able to put five on goal.
UMass now enters the final two weeks of regular-season play in the A-10 with six points in the standings. That puts the Minutemen in a five-way tie for ninth place, just a point behind a trio of schools, including next Sunday's Senior Day opponent Duquesne. The top eight teams will qualify for the A-10 Championship.
Prior to that game with the Dukes, the Maroon, Gray and White while play host to St. Bonaventure (4-11, 2-3) on Friday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Rudd Field on the UMass campus.