NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard sophomore Claire Hurley (Waterford, Conn.) broke the stalemate and added the insurance goal, as the Bears upended the University of Massachusetts women's soccer team by a 2-0 final on Thursday.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 0, Coast Guard 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (4-10-1, 2-2 LEC) | Coast Guard (7-6, 3-3 NEWMAC)
How It Happened
The UMass Dartmouth defense stood tough to start the contest, withstanding eight shots with goalkeeper Korina Miguel (New Bedford, Mass.) making three saves in the opening half of play to take a scoreless tie into the locker room. The Corsairs came away with three shots themselves, but just one was on target.
After a quiet start to the second period, Coast Guard was finally able to break through in the 74th minute when Hurley notched her first marker of the contest, guiding the ball to the back of the net unassisted for the late 1-0 lead.
Less than 10 minutes later, it was Hurley again without any help, logging her fourth goal of the year, and adding extra-cushion for the Bears in the final moments of play.
Inside the Numbers
- Coast Guard owned a 13-8 advantage in shots, but the total was locked at five apiece in the second half of the match.
- Sophomore Jaimie Nakamura (Aiea, Hawaii) and senior Abby Silva (Fall River, Mass.) ended with three and two shot attempts, respectively.
- Miguel made her first start of the year between the pipes, making four saves in a complete-game performance.
- The Bears controlled a 5-3 margin on corner kicks.
The Corsairs return to conference action Saturday when they travel to UMass Boston for a 2 p.m. start at Boston College High School.