Oct. 25, 2008
BOSTON, MA - Senior midfielder Michelle Boland (Worcester, MA) netted a pair of goals to lead the Keene State College women's soccer team over host University of Massachusetts Boston today in a Little East Conference match at the Clark Athletic Center Field. The Beacons fall to 6-10-1 overall and 2-3-1 in LEC play, while the Owls improve to 13-5-0 and 5-1-0.
Boland put Keene State on the board when she dribbled in on the left side of the box and scored with a low shot inside the near post at the 15:10 mark of the first half for a 1-0 edge. The Owls took a 2-0 margin on an own goal that was misdirected by a UMB defender at 22:32 of the first half and freshman midfielder Shannon Hennessey (Essex Junction, VT) later increased the Keene State advantage on a penalty kick that found the back of the net on the left side for her third goal of the campaign with 2:26 left in the first half for a 3-0 lead.
The Beacons cut the deficit to 3-1 just 1:56 into the second half when freshman Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) crossed to junior midfielder Kristi Morales (San Francisco, CA) at the top of the 18-yard marker, where she trapped the ball and sent a shot into the back of the net on the right side for her sixth score of the year. The assist was the first in Mulry's career and gives her a team-leading 23 points on the season.
Boland capped the scoring with her 10th goal of the season when sophomore midfielder Katelin Waltz (Southington, CT) took a shot that hit the post and Boland collected the rebound and put it in the net at 75:02 of the second half to make it 4-1 in favor of the Owls.
UMass Boston junior keeper Courtney Haroules (Littleton, MA) stopped 10 shots for UMass Boston, while junior goalie Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, MA) earned the victory with seven saves for Keene State.
The Beacons will be in action again when they travel to Framingham, MA on Tuesday, October 28 to take on Framingham State College at 3:00 p.m., while the Owls host Bridgewater State College on October 29 at 6:30 p.m.