Women’s soccer continues to play A-10 at Saint Joseph’s, at home against 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 vs. Dayton (8-1-1 overall, 2-0-0 A-10)
Appointment | Time Thursday, Sept. 22 / 7 p.m. | Sunday Sept. 25 / 12 p.m.
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Sweeney Field) | Amherst, Mass. (Rudd Field)
look St. Joseph (ESPN+) | Dayton (ESPN+)
Live statistics St. Joseph | Dayton
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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts women’s soccer team continues the Atlantic 10 game this week with a game Thursday at Saint Joseph’s before hosting Dayton Sunday at Rudd Field. Thursday’s road game against the Hawks starts at 7 p.m. while Sunday’s game starts at noon.

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

The opponents
Saint Joseph’s will enter tomorrow’s game 0-0-2 in the A-10 after picking up two draws against Richmond and Duquesne. UMass holds an all-time record of 16-6-0 against Saint Joseph’s after beating the Hawks 2-0 in the A-10 semi-finals 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 the Minutewomen and the Flyers marks the first between the two since the 2019 season.

Last outing
The Minutewomen picked up four points in 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 a first VCU goal on the road with a Lauren Bonavita goal in the eighth minute as Bella Mendoza stopped eight shots to walk away with the draw. In Sunday’s win over the Wildcats, Bonavita scored the first of his two goals for UMass in the 18th minute before Grace Pinkus added his first collegiate goal late in the first half.

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

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

Look forward
The Minutewomen remain at home for their next match after this week’s competitions as they host Duquesne on Thursday, September 29 at 4 p.m. The week ends with a game in Saint-Bonaventure.

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