WINDHAM, Conn. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's soccer team dropped a Little East Conference matchup with Eastern Connecticut on Saturday afternoon as the opposing defense stifled the Corsairs in the 2-0 decision.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 0, Eastern Connecticut 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (2-5-1, 1-1-0 LEC) | Eastern Connecticut (4-3-2, 2-0 LEC)
How it Happened
The Warriors opened the game with control of the momentum, getting the best of the visitors in the early shot totals by a 4-1 mark.
In the 37th minute of the first half, just after a corner opportunity, Eastern Connecticut pulled ahead when Maggie Bodington (Stratford, Conn.) had her rebounded shot find twine for her first goal of the 2017 campaign.
After the intermission break, the Corsairs began to up their attack, putting a couple of shots on target in the opening 15 minutes of the half.
The tide shifted in the 60th minute as three shots amounted to another scoring chance for the Warriors. This time, Michele D'Agata (West Suffield, Conn.) and Abbey Fitzsimmons (West Hartford, Conn.) worked to find Aly Clarke (Mystic, Conn.) in the box with Clarke converting the opportunity for her sixth marker of the season.
UMass Dartmouth was unable to progress the ball back into the attacking side of the field, and the clock expired with a 2-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
- The Warriors controlled the shot total 11-4.
- Clarke finished with a game-high four shots for Eastern Connecticut while four separate players put a shot on for the Corsairs, led by Jennifer Woehl's (Aberdeen, S.D.) lone shot on goal.
- UMass Dartmouth freshman Jamiee O' Brien (West Springfield, Mass.) led the contest with three saves in a complete-game effort in net while her counterpart, Kayla Labrecque (West Hampton, Mass.), improved her record to 3-2-2 on the year.
- Eastern Connecticut edged the visitor in corner kicks, 3-2.
UMass Dartmouth hits the road for its third consecutive match, traveling to Springfield College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.