Oct. 8, 2011
BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team lost to host UMass Boston, 5-0, in their Little East Conference match at Sweeney Field Saturday.
In the 38th minute of play, UMass Boston broke A scoreless tie when sophomore Julie Nutting (Rockland, MA/Rockland HS) scored on a low shot to the far post, off an assist by freshman midfielder Brittany Castillo (Yarmouth, MA/Dennis-Yarmouth HS). With 4:14 left in the first half, UMB pushed their lead to 2-0 on a header from senior forward Julienne McCuish (Mashpee, MA/Mashpee HS).
UMB freshman forward Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, MA/West Bridgewater HS) powered the Beacons in the second half with three goals. In the opening minute of the half, Ledin headed home a long pass from junior defender Jamie Ledin (Bridgewater, MA/West Bridgewater HS). Less than two minutes later, senior forward Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA/Hingham HS) delivered a long pass into the Corsair zone which Ledin controlled and finished with a breakaway goal. Ledin completed her hat trick with her final tally in the 88th minute, off a throw-in from senior midfielder Molly Kuchar (Asheville, NC/AC Reynolds HS), sealing the 5-0 victory for UMass Boston.
"We had a good first half," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "We created a few scoring chances at the beginning of the game, but we couldn't put those opportunities away. If we would have been able to convert some of those chances, the game would have been a little different. (Sophomore goalkeeper) Krista [Chauvin] (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS/Stonehill) made some good saves for us today. We hope to rebound from this and come out ready to play against Springfield College on Tuesday."
The Beacons outshot the Corsairs, 17-7. Chauvin made six saves for UMD, while freshman Dani Perkins stopped three shots for UMass Boston.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 7-6-1 and 2-2-0 in the Little East Conference with the loss, while UMass Boston improved to 9-4 and 4-1 with the win. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Springfield Tuesday evening.
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