Head coach Bobby Clark has the Irish ranked nationally once again in 2007. (Photo by Matt Cashore)

Men's Soccer Ends Up With A Tie In Exhibition Match At UMass

Aug. 28, 2004

Final Stats

The University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team wrapped up its exhibition play for the 2004 season on Saturday evening, battling Massachusetts to a scoreless (0-0) tie in Chicopee, Mass. The game was a solid defensive performance by both teams, with the Irish out-shooting the Minutemen 9-5. Senior Chris Sawyer made two saves in goal for Notre Dame, while Colin Burns and Nick Billman each made two stops for the Minutemen. Notre Dame will enter regular-season action next weekend at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind. The Irish will face Oregon State on Friday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m., followed by a matchup with Boston University on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 12 noon. Tony Megna led Notre Dame in shots against UMass, putting both his shots on goal. Ben Crouse and Nate Norman also had a single shot on goal while Ian Etherington posted two shots. Notre Dame led in corner kicks 7-5 while the fouls ended up even at 13-13. The Irish were without the services of all-star left back Kevin Goldthwaite, who suffered and injury in practice earlier this week. It is uncertain at the time of this release how playing much time Goldthwaite will miss.