Women’s Soccer Ends in Scoreless Tie with Salem State

Women’s Soccer Ends in Scoreless Tie with Salem State

DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth found themselves in a second-consecutive Saturday double-overtime affair, this time against the Vikings of Salem State, but neither team was able to find the net, resulting in a 0-0 tie.

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 0 | Salem State 0
Records: UMass Dartmouth (1-2-1, 0-0-0 LEC) | Salem State (0-2-1, 0-0-0 MASCAC)

How it Happened

Mid-way through the opening half, the Vikings offense saw a chance to get on the board with a shot to the lower left corner, but a diving stop by freshman keeper Jamiee O'Brien (West Springfield, Mass.) kept the contest scoreless.

UMass Dartmouth came out of the intermission firing off several attempts at Viking goalie Rebecca Sabino (Peabody, Mass.), who ended the contest with seven saves total, five of which came in the second half. Attempts by senior Abby Silva (Fall River, Mass.) and freshman Alexis Pacheco (Swansea, Mass.) were knocked away by the Viking defense, but the home team remained persistent in their pursuit for a goal. On the other side of the ball, junior captain Kayla Loycano (Chelmsford, Mass.) turned in a stellar defensive effort, consistently killing any potential mount of momentum for the visitors and creating several scoring chances for her squad.

Corsair sophomore Jaimie Nakamura (Aiea, Hawaii) utilized a brilliant pass to find teammate Courtney Hewitt (North Attleboro, Mass.) with just 18 minutes remaining in regulation, but Sabino's diving stop sent the game into overtime.

In the first 10-minute period, Salem State's Ashley Laboeuf (Dracut, Mass.) placed a ball towards the right side of the goal following a give-and-go set-up from fellow-midfielder Emily Boyle (Manchester, N.H.), but O'Brien lunged to her left, forcing a second overtime. 

Following a UMass Dartmouth corner kick at the 103:56 mark, Maddie McGee-Cochran (Lunenburg, Mass.) came just inches away from a golden goal but a Viking defender was able to block the shot right on the line.

Inside the Numbers

  • Thirteen of the Corsairs' 21 total shots came in the second half.
  • Goalkeepers O'Brien and Sabino each registered their first career shutouts.
  • Silva's six shots tied for her career-high, which she previously set last season on Oct. 15 against Southern Maine.
  • UMass Dartmouth and Salem State's all-time series now sits at 4-3-4 in favor of the Corsairs.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth travels to Wentworth on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for a non-conference matchup under the lights at 7 p.m., with Salem State hosting Southern Maine the same day at 4 p.m.