Sept. 22, 2011
BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s soccer team ended their two-game skid with a solid 2-0 win over the visiting Engineers of WPI (1-6) Thursday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Field.
Leading the way for the Beacons (4-3) was freshman Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, MA) and senior Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA). The duo netted their goals within a minute of each other to give UMass an early 2-0 lead in the first half. Ledin’s goal was her fourth of the year, while Mulry netted her second in the win.
Recording her first collegiate assist in the match was goalkeeper Dani Perkins (Murrieta, CA), who punted the ball to Ledin. Ledin then dribbled through WPI’s defense and placed the ball to the near post to end the scoreless draw. When she wasn’t helping out the offense, Perkins tallied her third shutout of the year after tallying three saves.
The assist on Mulry’s goal belonged to Brittany Castillo (Yarmouth, MA), who dropped a perfectly laid cross into the box, where it found Mulry’s right foot.
UMass combined for 17 shots in the win, with 12 of those coming in the first 45 minutes of play. The Beacons limited WPI to just four shots in the contest, and also held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
WPI goalkeeper Maddie Willer tallied eight saves. Megan Forti was credited with all four Engineer shots.
Women’s soccer returns to action on Saturday when they host Rhode Island College at 1 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.