Men's Soccer Falls 2-0 at La Salle
Oct. 24, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Nick Billman (St. Louis, Mo.) made a career-high 10 saves in goal for the Minutemen, but it was not enough as La Salle scored two second-half goals shuting out UMass 2-0 on Sunday. The loss snaped a four-game win streak for UM.
La Salle senior goalie Stash Graham becomes the all-time leader in shutouts in Explorer men's soccer history recording his 19th career shut out today.
The Explorers improve to 8-6-1 overall and even their conference record at four, while the Minutemen fall to 7-7-2 overall and suffer their second loss in the conference, 4-2-2.
UMass sophomore Ralph Pace (Boston, Va.) received a red card with 8:19 remaining in the first half allowing the Explorers to play the rest of the game a man up. The first half was an evenly matched game with the teams going into the break scoreless.
La Salle's Ryan Moseley scored the first goal of the game when Dusan Vujovic's shot was blocked. Moseley was there for the rebound and fired a shot pass a diving Billman.
The Explorers held on to the 1-0 lead until the 84th minute of the game when Ryan Dougherty added to the lead for his fourth goal of the season. Moseley passed the ball from the left side of the net to Dougherty at midfield for the 2-0 lead.
Graham recorded ten saves in the shut out which made him the all-time leader in shutouts in La Salle University men's soccer history, with four on the season and 19 in his four seasons as an Explorer. His 91 saves on the season makes his career total 443, just 14 behind the leader at La Salle, Paul Centofanti (1986-89) with 457.
UMass returns to action on Friday, Oct. 29 when the Minutemen host St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field. Kick-off is slated for 2:30 p.m.