Minutemen hope strong conference play to end the season will carry over into VCU contest Thursday.
Josh Jess’ header gives UMass overtime victory over VCU.
The UMass men’s soccer team is lifted by the strong play by Josh Jess at both ends of the field in 1-0 victory of VCU
Jess makes the golden goal off of a header in the 100th minute to lift the Minutemen past the Rams.
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 finally earned their first victory thanks to two first half goals and strong defensive play keeping the Bears out of the net for the whole game.
Despite taking 13 shots in the first half, the Minutemen tied St. Peter’s 1-1 in their first game at Rudd Field in 2016.
Coach Fran O’Leary discussed his first year in charge of the Minutemen, who finished tied for fourth place in the Atlantic 10 despite being picked to finish 12th in the preseason.
The goal-starved Minutemen will play a pair of games against Vermont and Brown this weekend