UMass Heads To Granite State Looking To Get Back In The Win Column
Sept. 14, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. -- Three days after dropping its second-consecutive one-game game on the road, the Massachusetts men's soccer team heads to New Hampshire looking to secure its first road victory of the season.
The Minutemen and Wildcats will kick things off at 7 p.m. at UNH's Bremner Field. Admission is free with live stats and video provided. Fans can watch the match here for $9.95 at unhwildcats.com.
UMass is 2-2-1 after a Wednesday's 3-2 setback at a very physical Hartford squad. The Minutemen scored a season-high two goals on a pair of set pieces but weren't as sharp on the defensive end of the field as earlier in the year. UMass is allowing 1.0 goal per game with a 0.92 goals-against average in posting a pair of shutouts.
UNH enters the weekend with a 3-2-1 record after claiming co-champion honors at the Smith Barney Classic in Burlington, Vt. The Wildcats went 1-0-1 against Niagara (0-0 tie) and Central Connecticut State (2-0 win), and did not allow a goal in either contest. UNH lost its only other home game this year - a 2-0 defeat to Marist two weeks ago.
UMass leads the all-time series 27-16-4. The Minutemen claimed last season's meeting, 2-1 in double overtime, at Vermont's Windjammer Classic in Burlington. The Wildcats took a 1-0 decision in Amherst in 2010, following a scoreless tie at the same UVM tourney in 2009. The last time the squads met in Durham saw UNH secure a 2-1 come-from-behind victory in 2008.