Senior Kerri Dawson
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team lost to visiting Worcester State, 1-0, in their non-conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Wednesday.
Wednesday was Senior Day, and senior defender Kerri Dawson (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) was honored prior to the match.
With 8:36 to play in the second overtime, Worcester State freshman midfielder Sarina Lathrop (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) directed a shot into the box, then junior forward Courtney Pellon (Uxbridge, MA/Douglas HS) knocked the loose ball over the head of UMD junior goalkeeper Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS/Stonehill) and off the inside of the crossbar, giving the Lancers the 1-0 victory.
"It's a tough loss," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "It was a long game of soccer and we had another long game on Saturday, so I feel like we came up short. The miss-hit goal at the end was an accident, and it's never good to lose in double overtime on an accident. The girls worked so hard, and Worcester State is a ranked team, so I'm very proud of the way we played. We created some good chances in the beginning of the game. With injuries and sickness, I think it's great to see how versatile we are, and our younger players are stepping up. We are looking forward to Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, we're hoping to get a big upset."
The Lancers outshot the Corsairs, 10-5. Chauvin made five saves for UMass Dartmouth, while senior goalie Angieszaka Sychtysz (Warren, MA/Quaboag HS) stopped three shots for Worcester State.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 7-9-2 with the loss, while Worcester State improved to 11-4-1 with the victory The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Eastern Connecticut State Saturday. The Lancers will visit Fitchburg State Saturday.