1982 Buffalo Bulls Mens Soccer
So close, yet so far.
The UB Mens Soccer team had a successful season for Head Coach Sal Esposito, but fell just short of its goal of a second straight State University of New York Athletic Championship. Finishing at 8-3-2, the Bulls lost out to Buffalo State by just one game in the conference, after winning the division a year ago with a thrilling, must-game victory over Brockport State. Although disappointment was high, so was team pride and enthusiasm-even without the SUNYAC Championship or a bid to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.
The team was not without its stars. Defender Aldo Ballarin and goalie Marty Pavone were not only co-captains and inspirational leaders, but top-notch performers as well. Pavone set a career shut-out record, by blanking 15 opponents during a two year varsity career. Ballarin was selected to the SUNY all-star squad for his fine all-around play.
–1983 Buffalonian Yearbook
1982 Buffalo Bulls Soccer Season
|9/11/1982||at Daemen||5 – 0||W|
|9/15/1982||at Geneseo*||2 – 0||W|
|9/20/1982||Houghton||0 – 2||L|
|9/29/1982||Buffalo State*||0 – 2||L|
|10/2/1982||Canisius College||6 – 0||W|
|10/6/1982||at Niagara||2 – 0||W|
|10/9/1982||LeMoyne||8 – 0||W|
|10/13/1982||at Fredonia*||2 – 2||T|
|10/16/1982||at St. Bonaventure||2 – 1||W|
|10/19/1982||at Syracuse||0 – 5||L|
|10/23/1982||Elmira||5 – 1||W|
|10/27/1982||at Oswego*||2 – 2||T|
|10/29/1982||Brockport*||2 – 0||W|
FINAL RECORD: 8-3-2
Home Court: Rotary Field
Coach: Sal Esposito
*SUNYAC West games