WOMEN'S SOCCER SETTLES FOR 3-3 DRAW VERSUS SIMMONS
Sept. 12, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, MA) netted two goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team in this afternoon's 3-3 double-overtime draw versus Simmons College. This was the Beacons second consecutive double-overtime match, and third on the season. With the tie UMass Boston stands at 2-1-1 on the year while the Sharks are now 1-2-1.
Simmons outshot the Beacons, 22-20 on the match and 6-2 in the overtime sessions, but neither team could find the back of the net in the extra frames.
Andrews first score gave the Beacons a 2-0 lead only 3:10 into the match. The forward was able to find the back of the net after junior forward Julienne McCuish (Mashpee, MA) fired an initial shot on goal that landed on Andrews foot for her fourth goal of the campaign.
The Sharks battled back to even the score by halftime at 2-2. Senior forward Anna Stella (Sharon, MA) got Simmons on the board at the 26:22 mark with a score from a diving header off of a corner kick taken by sophomore midfielder Justine Beauchamp (Exeter, NH) to make it, 2-1, UMass Boston. The Sharks tied the score with 12:17 remaining in the half off another set piece. Beauchamp placed an indirect kick deep inside the Beacons 18-yard box that found the foot of freshman midfielder Kathleen Sullivan (Lincoln, RI) for the goal.
UMass Boston was able to take the momentum back with Andrews second goal of the game coming on a penalty kick, 11:15 into the second stanza to put the Beacons on top, 3-2. Freshman forward Kelli Neville (Milton, MA) had beaten the Simmons backline with an open lane to the goal before being taken down in the box for the foul resulting in Andrews PK finish. The goal was her team-leading fifth of the year and her second multi-goal game of the season.
Simmons remained hungry for another goal and got it from sophomore forward Ally Ayotte (Litchfield, NH) 68:53 into the match off another Sharks corner kick. Beauchamp collected her third assist of the game, placing the corner to the Beacons nearside post before Ayotte connected on the one-time volley to the back of the net, evening the score at 3-3.
Neville got UMass Boston on the board just 0:25 second into the match, scoring her first collegiate goal. The Beacons controlled the opening kickoff and junior midfielder Molly Kuchar (Ashville, NC) was able to play a through ball pass to a streaking Neville who beat sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Donaghey (Framingham, MA) to put the Beacons on top, 1-0.
Donaghey finished the game with six saves while UMass Boston freshman keeper Katie Coscia (Pittsfield, MA) stopped a career-best 14 shots to help preserve the draw.
The Beacons are idle until Thursday, September 16 when they host Bridgewater State University in a 3:30 PM match up while Simmons plays host to Suffolk University on Wednesday, September 15 in an 8:00 PM tilt.