Women’s football continues A-10 game at Saint Joseph’s, home to Dayton

University of Massachusetts Women’s Soccer Game Notes and Information
Games 11 and 12 Massachusetts (2-4-4 overall, 1-0-1 Atlantic 10) at Saint Joseph’s (1-5-4 overall, 0-2-0 A-10) | Massachusetts v Dayton (8-1-1 overall, 2-0-0 A-10)
Date | Time Thursday, September 22nd / 7pm | Sunday, September 25th / 12pm
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Sweeney Field) | Amherst, Massachusetts (Rudd Field)
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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts women’s soccer team continues the Atlantic 10 game this week with a Thursday showdown at Saint Joseph’s before hosting Dayton on Sunday at Rudd Field. Thursday’s away game against the Hawks starts at 7pm, while Sunday’s game is scheduled for noon.

weekly prizes
Lauren Bonavita and Bella Mendoza were ranked as winners of the Atlantic 10 weekly award, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. Bonavita scored three goals in two games to earn Co-Offensive of the Week honors. Mendoza stopped 11 shots, including eight in a VCU tie, to win the A-10 Defensive Player of the Week award.

the opponents
Saint Joseph’s heads into tomorrow’s clash with a 0-0-2 record in the A-10 game after two draws against Richmond and Duquesne. UMass hold an all-time 16-6-0 record against Saint Joseph’s after beating the Hawks 2-0 in the A-10 semifinals last year behind goals from Ashley Lamond and Lauren Bonavita. Dayton is 8-1-1 overall and 2-0-0 in the A-10 game with wins over Davidson and St. Bonaventure. The meeting between Minutewomen and Flyers marks the first between the two since the 2019 season.

Last time
The Minutewomen picked up four points on the Atlantic 10 table last week with a 1-1 draw at VCU before a 3-1 win over Davidson at home on Sunday. UMass responded to an initial VCU goal on the road with a Lauren Bonavita goal in the eighth minute, while Bella Mendoza stopped eight shots to leave with the tie. In Sunday’s win over the Wildcats, Bonavita scored the first of his two goals for UMass 18 minutes earlier Grace Pinkus added his first collegiate goal at the end of the first half.

Top of the Conference
Lauren Bonavita is tied with Atlantic’s lead 10 in goals for the year with eight and leads the league in goals per game with 0.8. The graduate student ranks sixth nationally in total goals and is among the top 15 nationally in goals per game and total points.

flagship game 50
Sunday’s match against Dayton at Rudd Field marks the Flagship 50 Game for the Minutewomen. Join us in celebrating 50 years of Title IX.

Looking to the future
The Minutewomen remain at home for their next game after this week’s competitions as they host Duquesne on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm. The week ends with a match at St. Bonaventure.
 

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