WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKS EMERSON, 2-0
Oct. 13, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Senior forward Kimberly Campbell (East Bridgewater, MA) netted the eventual game-winning tally early in the second half to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston over Emerson College, 2-0, this evening at Rotch Field in Boston, MA. The win propels the Beacons to 8-3-3 on the year while the loss drops the Lions to 3-10 overall.
Campbell took a cross field feed from junior defender Samantha Place (Newton, NJ) and took a shot from 15 yards out as Emerson freshman keeper Jill Dean (Lynn, MA) came off her line to cut down the angle. Campbell was able to get the ball over Dean and sneak it just under the crossbar in the center of the net for her second marker of the season. The goal in the 52nd minute broke a scoreless tie in a game that had been very evenly played to that point. First half statistics showed each team taking nine shots in a back and forth game that neither team was able to control.
Campbell's goal seemed to ignite the Beacons, as they controlled play for the remainder of the contest. Dean, who entered the game at halftime made five saves in the stanza, two of which were particularly strong.
The Beacons kept the pressure on throughout the half until freshman forward Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, MA) took a breakaway down the right side off a pass from freshman midfielder Samantha Cristoforo (Rockland, MA) in the 87th minute and beat Dean to the lower left corner of the net to seal the win for UMass Boston.
The Beacons outshot Emerson 11 to five in the second stanza with just three shots on goal for the Lions, all of which UMass Boston freshman netminder Katie Coscia (Pittsfield, MA) handled with ease. Coscia had seven saves on the evening and with the win, moves into the UMass Boston record books as the single-season record holder with eight victories.
Emerson freshman goalkeeper Marisa MacDonald (Winchester, MA) played the first half in net and made one save.
The game was a physical affair as UMass Boston committed 20 fouls, and Emerson had 13. The Beacons held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Emerson returns to Great Northeast Athletic Conference Action on Saturday at 1:00pm as the Lions host St. Joseph College at 1:00pm. UMass Boston will play Keene State College at home in a Little East Conference match-up, also at 1:00pm.
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