Oct. 14, 2008
BOSTON, MA - Junior midfielder Kendra Davidson (Newport Beach, CA) and sophomore midfielder Lindsay D'Andrea (Medford, NJ) each netted a pair of goals to lead the Emerson College women's soccer team over visiting University of Massachusetts Boston, 7-5, tonight at The Field at Rotch Playground in Boston.. The Beacons fall to 5-7-1 on the season, while the Lions improve to 8-4-1.
The scoring began inside the first three minutes when UMass Boston junior midfielder Kristi Morales (San Francisco, CA) found junior forward Stacy Leonard (Rockland, MA) for her fourth goal of the season when she went one-on-one with goalkeeper Baileigh Wirzburger (New Bedford, MA) at the 2:18 mark.
Four minutes later UMB freshman forward Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) sent a corner kick from classmate Molly Kuchar (Ashville NC) into the right lower corner of the Emerson net for a 2-0 margin at 6:54.
At 20:28 D'Andrea (Medford, NJ) scored on a rebound for the Lions and Meghan Foehl (Cheshire, CT) responded, in the next minute, with an unassisted goal to knot the match at 2-2 for Emerson at the 21:10 mark.
With less than 15 minutes left in the half Rachel Lerma (Irvine, CA) scored from 18 yards out with a shot to the lower left corner to give the Lions a 3-2 edge going into the intermission.
Less than ten minutes into the second half, Morales took a cross from Kuchar and scored on a header at 54:02, before Mulry scored just 29 seconds later when she dribbled past the keeper for her team-leading 11th goal of the campaign.
Davidson scored on a penalty kick for Emerson five minutes later to begin a stretch of four unanswered goals in a span of 8:06. D'Andrea took an assist from Foehl and shot at the six yard line to the right lower corner of the net at 62:18 and was followed by Genna Opatut (Freehold, NJ), who dribbled to 12 yards and scored unassisted to the right corner. Davidson capped the scoreing with a shot from 15 yards on a breakaway at 67:42 to give the Lions a 7-4 advantage.
Morales capped the night's scoring with her career-best second goal of the night on a shot for UMass Boston from the 18-yard line, sinking it in the top right corner.
Emerson was able to hold the Beacons back for the rest of the contest. Emerson owned a 26-10 shot advantage.
Junior keeper Courtney Haroules (Littleton, MA) stopped eight of 11 shots for UMB in the first half, before yielding to sophomore Ashley McRoberts (Merrimack, NH), who turned away five of nine shots in the second half. Wirzburger earned the victory for the Lions with five saves.
Emerson next plays Emmanuel College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tilt on Saturday at 12:30 at Rotch Field, while the Beacons host Lesley University on Thursday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m.