Sept. 29, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team broke a scoreless tie with two goals early in the second half and held off visiting Mitchell, 2-1, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Wednesday evening.
Freshman midfielder Sam Silvia (Dighton, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth HS) put the Corsairs on top, converting a pass from freshman forward Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) four minutes into the second half. Silvia set up freshman forward Tori Pierce's (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS) goal eight minutes later.
The Mariners struck with 4:23 remaining, as senior midfielder Marjorie Oliveira (Waterbury, CT/JFK HS) fired home a shot. A subsequent shot struck the goal post, but the Corsairs held on for the victory.
"We had chances to put it away several times before they came back and scored," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "In soccer, there really is no comfortable score. We were up, 2-0, and they scored and that gave them the momentum at the end. We played well, possessed the ball the majority of the game and created a ton of chances, but their keeper was very good."
The Corsairs outshot the Mariners, 17-5. Senior goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) made two saves for UMD, while freshmen Kaylee Woodford (Niantic, CT/Morgan HS) made 11 for Mitchell.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 3-7-0 with the victory, while Mitchell dropped to 3-5-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Mariners will host Elms next Tuesday.
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