NEW LONDON, Conn.—Behind two goals from sophomore Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.), UMass Boston women's soccer earned a 2-1 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday night.
UMass Boston 2, Coast Guard 1
(UMass Boston 2-1)
(Coast Guard 0-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
McGettrick scored a goal in the opening 10 minutes and the final 10 minutes, to lead the Beacons to their first road win of the campaign.
The sophomore forward recorded two of the Beacons three shots on goal and the team's lone shot in the second half.
In net, freshman Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) made two saves on three shots to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Coast Guard's Sabrina Robertson scored the hosts lone tally, while senior Claire Hurley made one save on three total shots.
McGettrick opened the scoring at 4:59 with her first goal of the 2019 campaign.
The Beacons kept the momentum going the rest of the half, as they outshot the Bears 6-2 and 2-1 on shots on goal.
Coast Guard turned the tides in the second half, as they outshot the Beacons 5-1 and 2-1 in shots on target.
Robertson tied the game at 60:07 with an unassisted tally.
McGettrick gave the Beacons the lead for the second time with a goal at 83:07. The Beacons did not allow a shot over the final 6:53 to close out the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
- The two teams finished tied with seven shots apiece and three shots on target. Coast Guard earned a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
- Wednesday's contest marked the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
- McGettrick's two goals tied her career-high for goals and points in a game. She also scored twice in a 3-2 win over Western Connecticut State on September 22, 2018.
- The Beacons have won two of their first three games for the first time since the 2012 season. UMass Boston started the 2012 season with a perfect 8-0 record.
UMass Boston will continue their four-game road trip with a visit to Boston rival Simmons College on Saturday at 11 a.m.