UMass forward Yosuke Hanya on the dribble against Penn State. (Carlos Morales)
One look at the scoreline might suggest that UMass got played off the pitch Sunday afternoon against Penn State.
A 4-1 defeat in the NCAA tournament’s second round isn’t too flattering, as it cut short the Atlantic 10 program’s stay in the North Carolina bubble-like environment.
But the Minutemen (7W-2L-3D) actually held a 14-9 shots advantage, especially testing goalkeeper Kris Shakes in the second half. The Nittany Lions (9W-1L-2D) just had more quality in front of goal and held a 3-0 lead by halftime, setting the game’s course.