Women's Soccer Clips Eastern Nazarene with 3-0 Shutout

Women's Soccer Clips Eastern Nazarene with 3-0 Shutout

NORTH QUINCY, Mass.  – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's soccer team snapped its four-game skid as 24 shots amounted to three goals in the 3-0 non-conference shutout over Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday evening.

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 3, Eastern Nazarene 0
Records: UMass Dartmouth (2-8-1, 1-2-0 LEC) | Eastern Nazarene (5-5-0, 0-3-0 CCC)

How It Happened  

The Corsairs opened the game with urgency, sending a pair of shots on net in the first five minutes of play. The rush paid dividends in the seventh minute when senior Becca Field (Brentwood, N.H.) took the feed from Courtney Hewitt (North Attleboro, Mass.) before depositing the ball to the back of the net for her first collegiate marker.  

UMass Dartmouth did not lighten the attack for the remainder of the first half, taking 10 more shots before the end of it, and finishing the first 45 minutes with 15 in all. Eastern Nazarene's keeper Michaela Connors (Norwell, Mass.) came up with seven saves to keep the deficit at one.

Following the intermission, the Corsair offense was still in full effect, taking just six minutes off the clock before widening the lead. In the 51st minute, senior Alyssa Martins (Ludlow, Mass.) controlled the ball outside of the box before rifling a distant shot to the back of the net for the 2-0 advantage.

Just a little over 10 minutes later, it was Alexis Pacheco (Swansea, Mass.) finding the net as senior Liz Stearns (Medway, Mass.) connected with the freshman on the corner try for a header.

The Eastern Nazarene offense managed three shots toward net in the final ten minutes, but none got into the goal as the Lions fell by the 3-0 final.   

Inside the Numbers

  • Throughout the contest, the Corsairs dominated a 24 to 11 shot total with Martins leading the team on five attempts.
  • The 15-shot barrage in the first-half was the most in one period for the Corsairs this season.  
  • Eastern Nazarene held the advantage in shots saved by an 11 to 2 clip. Freshman Jaimee O'Brien (West Springfield, Mass.) earned her first collegiate victory and clean-sheet with her complete-game performance in net.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth is back on its home pitch Saturday when it hosts LEC foe Rhode Island College for a 1:00 P.M. meeting.