Women's Soccer Wins Opener at Gordon, 2-1

Women's Soccer Wins Opener at Gordon, 2-1

Sept. 1, 2011

Final Stats

WENHAM, MA-A pair of local products led the way as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team scored twice in the second half to defeat host Gordon, 2-1, in the 2011 season opener for both teams at The Quad Thursday afternoon.

Freshman forward Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) scored both goals for the Corsairs within a span of six minutes and 44 seconds after Gordon had taken a 2-1 lead.

Friedland tied the score with a goal at 54:18, then broke the tie when she scored again at 61:02. Freshman midfielder Danielle Gauvin (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) drew an assist on the second goal.

At the other end of the field, junior goalkeeper Stephanie Borges (Somerset, MA/Somerset HS) made her UMass Dartmouth debut a successful one. Borges stopped a pair of breakaways, finished with nine saves, and earned the victory in goal in her first start as a Corsair.

"It was a hard fought game, and the goals were hustle goals," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "They scored, we tied it about 10 minutes later and then we scored again 10 minutes after our first goal. On the first goal, (sophomore forward) Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) played the ball to Shelby, and she beat the goalkeeper one-on-one. The second goal was on a play that was similar."

The Corsairs then held off the Scots. "Stephanie Borges made some huge saves," said Hanewich. "She made some big saves, including a couple of breakaways, and she played really well. I'm proud of my team. It's not so easy to come back from being down 1-0 on the road. Shelby came off the bench to score two goals. It was nice to get a lot of people in the game and take advantage of our depth."

UMass Dartmouth improved to 1-0 with the victory, while Gordon fell to 0-1 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Curry Saturday.