A recap of the month of September at UMass Amherst. Photos by Jessica Picard, Katherine Mayo, Sam Anderson, Erica Lowenkron, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Chris O’Keefe, Christina Yacono, and Grace Gulick.
The Minutemen will be looking to avenge a 5-1 loss to the Blue Devils last year.
The Minutemen have two shutouts in their last four games, earning a 2-1-1 record over that span.
Photos from Homecoming Weekend 2016 including Woodstock Stories with Michael Lang and Elliot Landy, Revolution Run 5K, Homecoming parade, Men’s soccer, football, ice hockey, field hockey and Fearing Street Festival. Photos by Chris O’Keefe, Katherine Mayo, Erica Lowenkron, Jessica Picard, Judith Gibson-Okunieff and Alex Tang
UMass comes within inches of beating the Flyers with junior Matthew Mooney’s near miss off the cross bar.
The Minutemen successfully defended against nine corner kicks in the first half, and nearly added a goal multiple times with their own set pieces.
The Minutemen were picked to finish 10th this season after finishing in a tie for fourth in 2015, with the defending conference champions coming to Rudd Field this Saturday.
DeSantis has made the case for being UMass’ most valuable player midway through 2016.
A golden goal in overtime by Goncalves lifts UMass in dramatic fashion.
The Catamounts come in boasting an explosive front line against Minutemen defense that just posted its first shutout of the season against Brown.
Keeping the pressure on Brown’s defense and off their own helped UMass win its first game of the season.
Minutemen keep Great Danes in check until last minute corner kicks derail hopes of first victory.
Great Danes convert on last minute corner kick to best the Minutemen in competitive non-conference affair at Rudd Field Tuesday.
Although off to a slow start in 2016, the Great Danes will still provide a difficult challenge for a young Minutemen team still finding their identity.
Growth and improvement trumps winning in UMass’ home game against Albany
The Minutemen fell to the Terriers 2-1 in Boston as UMass falls to 0-3 on the road to start the season.
Coach O’Leary has used a positive attitude to attract players to join the Minutemen and the results have shown in his team’s play.
After scoring just 14 goals in 19 games last season, the Minutemen are hoping a combination of experience from upperclassmen and youth from some new additions can create a stronger offensive attack this season.
Following a solid performance down the stretch in 2015, the Minutemen believe they have what it takes be near the top of the A-10 this upcoming season.
The Minutemen earned their first positive result of the season and stretched their home unbeaten streak to five games with a 1-1 draw against Saint Peter’s.