Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Shuts Out St. Bonaventure 4-0

The Minutemen close out the regular season on Sunday when they host Duqesne at 1:00 p.m.

The Minutemen close out the regular season on Sunday when they host Duqesne at 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2004

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - Four different UMass men's soccer players tallied goals, three of which were in the second half, as the Minutemen shut out St. Bonaventure 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Rudd Field. Massachusetts will close out its regular season home schedule on Sunday against Duquesne at 1:00 p.m.

UMass (8-7-2, 5-2-2 A-10) outshot the Bonnies 21-12 for the match, including a 14-to-8 advantage in the second half.

St. Bonaventure (7-8-1, 3-6-0 A-10) goalkeeper Jon Blanchard made 10 saves, while UM keeper Colin Burns had five. Burns picks up his first shutout, the third of his career, since blanking La Salle 1-0 on Oct. 17 last season.

Freshman Matty Lemire (Ipswich, Mass.) opened the scoring in the 18th minute after heading in a pass from junior Tim Kitchell (Pompton Plains, N.J.). The play was set-up following a yellow card issued to St. Bonnies' John Darrah.

Junior Oral Bullen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tallied his team leading ninth goal of the season in the 59th minute with a chip shot over a challenging Blanchard. The play was set-up by Rob Charest (Monson, Mass.) and Todd Skelton (Manassas, Va.).

In the 74th minute, UMass peppered three shots on goal with freshman Tyler Pagano (Mundellein, Ill.) sticking a deflection off Blanchard into the left center of the net for the third UMass goal.

Charest closed out the Minuteman scoring when he found the back of the goal nearly a minute later beating Blanchard with a shot to the top right corner from 10-yards out.

UMass will host Duquesne on Sunday in its final home game of the year. The Minutemen will honor seniors Colin Burns and Gabe Barnard prior to the game. Kick-off is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.



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