Seahawks' Overtime Goal Foils UMD Comeback

Seahawks' Overtime Goal Foils UMD Comeback

Sept. 6, 2011

Final Stats

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Senior forward Liz Galla (Beacon Falls, CT/Woodland HS) scored her third goal of the game with 43 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give visiting Salve Regina a 5-4 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.

Galla broke in and scored against UMD junior goalkeeper Stephanie Borges (Somerset, MA/Somerset HS) to end the match and spoil a late Corsair comeback.

UMass Dartmouth had tied the game, 4-4, scoring twice in the waning moments. Freshman midfielder Danielle Gauvin's (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) first goal of the season with three minutes remaining cut Salve's lead to 4-3, and junior forward Jillian Van Ness (Agawam, MA/Agawam HS) scored with 1:41 to play to tie the score.

Goals by freshman midfielder Britt Blanchette (Hope, RI/LaSalle Academy) and Galla scored in the first half for the Seahawks, and sophomore forwards Tori Pierce (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS) and Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) replied in kind for UMD, as the first half ended in a 2-2 tie. Blanchette scored in the 47th minute and Galla scored in the 76th minute to stake SRU to a 4-2 lead, setting the stage for UMD's late comeback.

"Even though we didn't win, I couldn't be more proud of my team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "Our team proved that they don't stop fighting until the end. When we got behind, we started working harder, and we had chances to win in the overtime. We've really come a long way from last year, and we're really on the right track."

The Seahawks outshot the Corsairs, 16-14. Borges made seven saves for UMD, while sophomore Jessica Lane (Marshfield, MA/Marshfield HS) made 11 for SRU.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 2-1 with the loss, while Salve Regina improved to 3-1 with the win. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Nichols Thursday. The Seahawks will host Wentworth Saturday.