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Men's Soccer To Battle St. Bonaventure On The Road Sunday

Nick Ruiz ranks ninth in the country with 5.7 saves per game.


Nick Ruiz ranks ninth in the country with 5.7 saves per game.

Nov. 2, 2013

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AMHERST, Mass. -- The Massachusetts men's soccer team has three games remaining in the regular-season, but Sunday's contest on the road against St. Bonaventure could be the most important in terms of qualifying for the conference tournament.

UMass is 2-3 in Atlantic 10 play with six points and tied for eighth place with Duquesne. Any opportunity the Minutemen have to solidify their postseason standing is huge, especially since only the top eight (of 12) qualify for the A-10 Championship in two weeks.

The Last Meeting
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October 26, 2012
Amherst, Mass. (Rudd Field)
St. Bonaventure Uses Quick Strikes To Defeat UMass, 4-1
Brad Vanino scored twice in under a minute to lift St. Bonaventure to a 4-1 victory over Massachusetts in men's soccer action at Rudd Field Friday. SBU (5-11, 3-3 Atlantic 10) took just eight shots but five were on goal. UMass (5-8-2, 2-4) outshot its counterparts with 14 boots but were only able to put one past Abel Bautista as he finished with five stops.

UMass and SBU will meet at Bradford (Pa.) High School on Sunday due to poor playing conditions at the Bonnies' home field. Kickoff is set for Noon.

The Bonnies are in sixth place at 2-2-1 with seven points thus far. SBU has one of the most potent offenses in the country, ranking 41st with 1.7 goals per game. Three players have at least four goals apiece.

UMass will return home to Rudd Field next weekend for a pair of games against Dayton and Saint Louis. The Minutemen have won their last three at home.

 

 

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