UMass Hosts First Home Game In Three Weeks When Dartmouth Visits On Saturday
Sept. 21, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Coming off a season-long four-game road stretch over the past three weeks, the Massachusetts men's soccer team returns to the friendly confines of Rudd Field this weekend when it plays host to Dartmouth on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and admission is free.
The Minutemen opened the year with a 2-0-1 mark at home before running their overall record to 2-3-2 following the road trip, which included games against Adelphi, Hartford, New Hampshire and Siena.
The young UMass squad is averaging just under 10 shots per contest and has scored in all but one game. Leading the way offensively is sophomore Josh Schwartz with three goals. Brett Canepa, Connor DeVivo Dan Sangster and Matt Keys each have one score on the year.
In goal, senior Brian Frame has logged all 687 minutes and made 33 saves for a .786 save percentage with two shutouts.
Dartmouth enters the weekend with a 3-3 record and is in the midst of its own road trip, playing five games away from its Hanover, N.H. campus over a 26-day span. The Big Green have not played since traveling to Albuquerque, N.M. last weekend, where they fell to No. 7 New Mexico 3-2 and defeated Missouri State 1-0 in double overtime.
Sophomore forward Alex Adelabu has a team-high 11 points on five goals and an assist and brings a four-game scoring streak into the game. Junior Noah Cohen played in goal the first five games before yielding to senior Sean Donovan for the win over MSU.
Dartmouth leads the all-time series 23-5-4, but the teams have played just three times since 1995. The Big Green won last season's match-up, 2-1 in Hanover following a 1-1 tie in Amherst in 2010.