Men's Soccer Shuts Out St. Bonaventure 4-0
Oct. 29, 2004
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.