Men's Soccer and Plymouth State Play To 0-0 Tie

Men's Soccer and Plymouth State Play To 0-0 Tie

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Despite controlling the possession and majority of the chances, UMass Boston men's soccer was forced to settle for a 0-0 double overtime tie on Saturday afternoon at Arold Field. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 0, Plymouth State University 0

(UMass Boston 7-2-2, Little East 2-1-1) 
(Plymouth State 1-4-3, Little East 0-1-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

With the host Panthers playing a five-man back line, UMass Boston poked and pried all game long, but were stymied in their efforts to find the back of the net. 

The Beacons led in shots and shots on goal and held a dominant 12-1 advantage in corner kicks for the contest. 

UMass Boston had several chances in the opening half, including a Nick Fontana (Marshfield, Mass.) header on target and Nilton de Andrade's (Fogo, Cape Verde) effort that hit the post in the 33rd minute. 

The pair racked up several more chances in the second half, before Yuran Teixeira (Praia, Cape Verde) hit the crossbar midway through the first overtime. 

UMass Boston kept possession throughout most of the final 15 minutes, but only managed one corner kick and no shots in the final extra session. 

Senior keeper Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) was forced to make just two saves in his sixth shutout of the season. 

Plymouth junior goalie Linus Lindeberg made four saves on four shots to improve to 1-3-3. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston earned a 9-5 edge in shots, a 4-2 lead in shots on goal and 12-1 lead in corner kicks. 
  • Saturday's tie marked the second-straight tie between the two conference programs. Plymouth State leads the all-time series 27-9-7. 
  • De Andrade led the Beacons with four shots, while Fontana paced the team with his two shots on goal. 
  • UMass Boston has now recorded at least one conference tie in each of the past four seasons. 
  • Castro-Dreher entered Saturday's contest sixth amongst active players in Division III with his 5,148:40 career minutes.

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will return to non-conference play, when they travel to Curry College on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. start.