NEW LONDON, N.H.—Senior Kerri Alexander's (Carver, Mass.) goal in the 63rd minute helped UMass Boston women's soccer extend their unbeaten streak to four-straight games Wednesday afternoon.
UMass Boston 1, Colby-Sawyer College 1 (2OT)
(UMass Boston 3-8-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
With the Beacons trailing 1-0 heading into the break, Alexander scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season, to help UMass Boston improve to 2-0-2 over their past four games.
Sophomore Nakita Duminy (Durban, South Africa) recorded an assist on the goal for her first collegiate point.
Gigi Braga (Medford, Mass.) and Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.) made sure the goal would hold up, as the pair combined for nine saves. Fugiel made four saves on five shots in the first half, before Braga tacked on five saves in the final 65 minutes of play.
Maddie Chamard scored the lone goal for the Chargers who moved to 1-1-1 on the year against Little East Conference competition.
In net, Sam Mitchell made five saves on six shots to extend her record to 5-1-1.
The Chargers went in front 1-0 in the 20th minutes on a nifty play from a pair of junior teammates. Hannah Fields was running down the left side went she sent a cross into the box. Chamard was there to receive the ball and rip a shot into the opposite corner of the goal.
UMass Boston found an equalizer in the 63rd minute in a similar fashion as Colby-Sawyer's goal. Duminy was outside of the box on the left flank when she sent a bending ball into the goal area. Alexander took a touch then fired a shot into the open right corner of the net by the diving Colby-Sawyer goalie.
Neither team could find the game-winner in either of the overtime sessions, but Colby-Sawyer had a 4-2 shot advantage with two on target.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Colby-Sawyer earned a 20-10 advantage in shots and 10-6 edge in shots on goals. The Chargers also grabbed a 7-4 lead in corner kicks.
- Braga made her first appearance in net since September 26 at Salem State University. The field player turned goalie has posted a 1.51 goals against average and .857 save percentage in six appearances.
- Alexander extended her point-streak to three-straight games. She has recorded two goals and two assists in her last four games and leads the Beacons with 12 points overall.
- The Beacons improved to 3-1-1 all-time against the Chargers.
UMass Boston will play a crucial Little East Conference match on Saturday, when they host UMass Dartmouth at 2 p.m.
Parts of this release courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information