Men's Soccer

UMass Welcomes Saint Joseph's, Temple To Rudd This Weekend

Oct. 11, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - The Massachusetts men's soccer team returns to the Pioneer Valley this weekend looking to grab some momentum in the second weekend of Atlantic 10 Conference action. The Minutemen will play host to Saint Joseph's Friday at 3 p.m. and Temple Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be at Rudd Field on campus with free admission.

UMass enters the home weekend having dropped its last two contests, possessing a 3-5-2 overall record and 0-1 in A-10 action.

The Last Meeting
Saint Joseph's0
October 24, 2010
Philadelphia, Pa.
Men's Soccer Wins 3rd Straight; 1-0 At St. Joe's
Junior forward Bryant Craft scored in the 81st minute giving the UMass men's soccer team a 1-0 win at Saint Joseph's on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps the Minutemen unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 at 4-0-1 having surrendered just one goal in that span. Keeper Chris Piekos made three saves to earn his fifth shutout of the season.

The Last Meeting
October 22, 2010
Philadelphia, Pa.
DeVivo Gives Men's Soccer 1-0 Win At Temple
Chicopee native Connor DeVivo scored his first career goal in the 60th minute giving the UMass men's soccer team a 1-0 win at Temple on Friday afternoon. The win keeps the Minutmen undefeated in the Atlantic 10 at 3-0-1 as they head to Saint Joseph's on Sunday (1 PM).

The UMass offense has surpassed last season's combined goal total, but has scored just once in the last two games. Josh Schwartz has a team-high three goals on the year, with seven other Minutemen notching one score apiece.

Saint Joseph's brings a 4-7 mark into Friday's contest. The Hawks are winless in their first two conference games, falling at home to St. Bonaventure, 4-2, and to Duquesne, 2-1 in overtime. The Hawks have netted 14 goals while averaging nearly 14 shots per game. They have allowed 22 scores on 17.1 boots per match. Goalkeeper Andrew D'Ottavi has collected 49 saves on the year, placing him 41st in the nation.

UMass leads the all-time series with the Hawks 16-4-2, including an 8-0-2 mark since 1999.

On Sunday, UMass will play host to Temple in a game televised locally on CBS 3 Now.

The Owls enter their weekend - which gets underway at Rhode Island on Friday night - with a 6-4-1 ledger, having won three-consecutive contests and five of their last six. Jared Martinelli leads the strong Owl attack with 19 points on six goals and seven assists. He ranks 15th nationally in scoring and fifth in assists.

The UMass-Temple series is nearly even as the Minutemen hold a 11-10-2 advantage following their 1-0 win in Philadelphia two years ago. The teams did not meet last season.



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