Men's Soccer

Senior Day Highlights Home Games With St. Bona and Duquesne

Senior Kellen Rauch saw just over seven minutes of playing time against No. 25/18 Charlotte last Friday.

Senior Kellen Rauch saw just over seven minutes of playing time against No. 25/18 Charlotte last Friday.

Oct. 25, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - The Massachusetts men's soccer team returns to Rudd Field for its final two regular-season home games this weekend as it plays host to St. Bonaventure on Friday and Duquesne on Sunday.

Start time against the Bonnies is 2:30 p.m., while Senior Day activities will precede kickoff with the Dukes at 1 p.m. Admission is free to both contests.

UMass will recognize the careers of goalkeepers Brian Frame and Kellen Rauch, along with defenders Hellah Sidibe and Dominic Skrajewski.

The Last Meeting
St. Bonaventure02OT
October 23, 2011
Olean, N.Y.
Men's Soccer Battles St. Bonaventure To 0-0 Draw
The UMass men's soccer team pitched its fourth shutout in the last five games with a 0-0 double overtime draw at St. Bonaventure on Sunday afternoon at McGraw-Jennings Field. Keeper Shane Curran-Hays stopped six shots to pick up his fifth shutout of the season for the Minutemen. UMass had three scoring chances in the final minute of the second overtime period, but could not find the game-winner.

The Last Meeting
October 21, 2011
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Men's Soccer Falls At Duquesne, 4-0
UMass men's soccer's three-game unbeaten streak came to an end on Friday evening as a second half hat trick by Joshua Patterson helped Duquesne past the Minutemen, 4-0. Following the loss, UMass sits at 4-10-1 on the season, 2-2-1 in the Atlantic 10, while the Dukes move to 4-7-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play.

It won't be all pomp and circumstance though, as UMass (5-7-2, 2-3-0 6 pts) enters the final four games of the season fighting for a spot in the eight-team Atlantic 10 Championship. The Minutemen are currently in a five-way, log-jam for ninth place in the 16-team league. Three teams are a mere one point ahead in a tie for fifth.

SBU comes to town with a 4-11 overall mark, but more importantly, six points in the standings with a 2-3 A-10 record. The Bonnies are just 1-8 away from Olean but won their most recent road game, 4-2 at Saint Joseph's three weekend's ago.

UMass leads the series 16-3-1 but the Bonnies are 2-0-1 over the last three meetings. The Minutemen's last win came on the road in 2008.

Sunday's matchup with Duquesne is equally important as the Dukes enter their Friday game at Rhode Island among the group of three schools tied for fifth with seven points. They are currently 5-5-1 and 2-2-1 in league action.

The Minutemen have the edge in the 15 previous games with the Dukes, 7-5-3.




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