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Smith’s Goal Leads Men’s Soccer to 1-0 Win in Home Finale

by | Oct 22, 2022

Connor Smith almost scored a second goal against UMass.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Connor Smith’s first-half strike held and lifted Davidson to a crucial 1-0 win over Massachusetts in Atlantic 10 men’s soccer action Saturday afternoon on 1992 Team Field. 

Senior Giacomo Piccardo had several saves to keep the ‘Cats in the lead.

With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 5-8-3 overall and 2-4-1 in league play, while the Minutemen fall to 6-2-7 and 1-1-7 with their only A-10 setback.

Smith scored the eventual game-winner at the 26-minute mark. The junior’s first goal of 2022 came when fellow forward Denis Krioutchenkov headed it down to Jack Brown, who played it across to Smith for the tap in.

The Wildcats finished with a 15-13 edge in shots.

Matt Zambetti led both keepers with five saves for UMass, while Giacomo Piccardo turned away three attempts for the ‘Cats to record his second shutout this season.

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Davidson will enjoy a week’s break from game action before concluding the regular season Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rhode Island. 

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