Oct. 18, 2011
BOSTON, Mass. - With a six goal second half, and a hat trick from freshman Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, MA) women's soccer (11-5) returned their winning ways as they defeated Massachusetts Maritime Academy (2-11) by the final score of 8-0 Tuesday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Field.
Ledin's three goal outing marked the fourth of the year for the freshman who continues to lead the team and the Little East Conference in goals scored with 17 and points with 38. Also having a strong afternoon, was Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) who tallied three assists in the victory.
The shutout win was the Beacons ninth of the year, with Dani Perkins (Murrieta, CA) and Amanda Pang (Lowell, MA) each playing one half. UMass as a team combined for 30 shots in the victory, while hold the Buccaneers to just one chance. They also had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks as well.
Also finding the back of the net on Tuesday was Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, MA), Brie Cavanaugh (Belchertown, MA), Julie Nutting (Rockland, MA), Courtney Viera (Fall River, MA), and Molly Kuchar (Asheville, NC). Cristoforo, Viera and Kuchar also had assist as well. Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, MA) recorded a pair of assists to help the Beacons to their 11th win of the year.
The Beacons got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute on Ledin's first goal of the day. She then made it a 2-0 match 13 minutes later after driving home a pass from Cristoforo. The 2-0 lead would remain going into the halftime break.
After the intermission, it would take the Beacons approximately 11 minutes before they found the back of the net for the third time. Ledin, would be responsible for that third score, ran onto a pass from Mulry and beat the goalkeeper to the near post. Fifty-one seconds later it was Cristoforo who made it 4-0 in favor of the home team
In the 67th minute it was Cavanaugh and in the 69th minute it was Nutting. Viera notched her second goal of the year in the 74th minute, and Kuchar closed out the afternoon, with her second goal of the year as well in the 89th minute.
Women's Soccer returns to action on Saturday when they host Little East Conference opponent Western Connecticut State University at 1 p.m. Prior to the start of that match, UMass Boston will honor their five senior members.