Men's Soccer Breaks Into Top-Five For First Time In Program History

Men's Soccer Breaks Into Top-Five For First Time In Program History

BOSTON, Mass.—After extending their school-record unbeaten streak to start a season to 12 this week, UMass Boston men's soccer continued to set new program-records in both national polls. 

The Beacons moved up two spots to number four in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll and one spot to number eight in the D3Soccer.com Top-25 Poll. Both rankings set new program-records for highest ranking in those polls.

Last week UMass Boston men's soccer went 1-0-1, with a 1-1 double overtime tie at Babson College and a 3-2 conference victory over UMass Dartmouth. The Beacons 12-game unbeaten streak (11-0-1) is two more than the previous best mark for longest unbeaten streak to start a season by any UMass Boston team. 

The Beacons as a team rank fourth nationally in goals against average (0.40), seventh in save percentage (0.881 percent) and tied for second in shutout percentage (0.75 percent). Offensively, UMass Boston sits seventh in scoring offense (3.50 goals per game), second in shots per game (23.75) and eighth with their 42 total goals.

Sophomore Mohamed Kenawy (Revere, Mass.) leads the country with his 6.56 shots per game, while Ocane Williamson (Spanish Town, Jamaica ) ranks 11th in goals per game (1.18) and Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) sits 12th in goals against average (0.476).

The Beacons return to action on Wednesday, when they travel to Framingham State for a 4 p.m. start.