Women's Soccer Defeats Western New England To Earn First Win

Women's Soccer Defeats Western New England To Earn First Win

BANGOR, Maine—UMass Boston women's soccer scored one goal on either side of halftime, to earn their first win of the season-on Day 1 of the 13thAnnual Courtyard By Marriott Classic. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 2, Western New England University 0

(UMass Boston 1-2) 

(Western New England 1-2) 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

Freshman Jahlyla Ocampo (Braintree, Mass.) scored the Beacons first goal of the season and added an assist, to help lead the majority of the UMass Boston roster to their first collegiate win. 

She opened the scoring in the 44th minute, when she hammered home Grace Oliver's (Rockland, Mass.) cross at 43:19. 

Just after halftime, Ocampo set up sophomore transfer Shannon Rosemond's (Weymouth, Mass.) first goal as a Beacon.  

Abby McCulloch (Weymouth, Mass.) easily made the two goals stand up, as the freshman keeper made five stops, to earn her first collegiate win and shutout.  

McCulloch was forced to make one of her best saves early on, as she charged out of her net and made a one-on-one save on Mariana Goncalves in the 12th minute.  

UMass Boston began to grow into the game from there, as they peppered Golden Bears goalie Shannon Murphy with shots and even hit the post in the 35th minute. 

The Beacons finally broke the scoreless tie at 43:19. Oliver sent a cross through the goal box to Ocampo at the back post and Ocampo easily touched it home for a 1-0 lead. 

Western New England tried to counter back before halftime, but McCulloch made one save, and another shot went wide.

UMass Boston came with a huge insurance goal at 47:07. This time it was Ocampo setting up the goal, as she found Rosemond at the back post for Rosemond's third career goal.  

The Golden Bears had a great chance to get back into the match in the final 10 minutes, but Jordan Gilmore sent a penalty kick two feet over the cross bar with 5:57 remaining.  

UMass Boston held the Golden Bears without a shot for the final six minutes, to earn their first win of the year. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston outshot Western New England 14-9 and 8-5 in shots on goal.
  • The Beacons also held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. 
  • Freshman Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) led the Beacons with five shots and three shots on goal. 
  • UMass Boston improved to 5-0 all-time against the Golden Bears with the win. Saturday's meeting marked the first time the teams have played since the 2013 season. 

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will take on Elms College on Sunday on Day 2 of the 13th Annual Courtyard by Marriott Classic. Elms defeated host Husson University 4-1 in Saturday's other contest.