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Massachusetts Minutemen Soccer


September 22, 2012
UMass posts another shutout

AMHERST, Mass. – Freshman Peter Alvarenga collected his first career points and the Massachusetts defense posted their third home shutout in four games, as the Minutemen defeated Dartmouth, 2-0, Saturday at Rudd Field.

UMass (3-3-2) was outshot 18-9 but capitalized on nearly all of its scoring chances.

The Minutemen nearly dented the scoreboard in the 37th minute when junior Connor DeVivo’s shot from inside the box hit the crossbar. Senior Dominic Skrajewski’s point-blank attempt on the rebound was blocked by the Big Green.

Eight minutes later with the first half winding down, Alvarenga headed a ball on goal in the box where it was initially deflected in heavy traffic by Dartmouth goalie Noah Cohen. UMass’ Zach Miller then slipped it past Cohen with just 24 seconds left in the half.

UMass added to its total in the 62nd minute when Alvarenga, with his back to the goal, headed a long throw-in from freshman Jay Marchand into the far corner of the goal for his first collegiate score.

Senior Brian Frame finished with six saves for the Minutemen, while Cohen had two for the Big Green (3-4).

UMass plays host to Syracuse on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

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