Women's Soccer Dominates Simmons 3-0

Women's Soccer Dominates Simmons 3-0

BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston women's soccer dominated from start-to-finish, en-route to a 3-0 shutout win over host Simmons College on Saturday morning.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Simmons College 0

(UMass Boston 3-1)
(Simmons College 0-2-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Sophomores Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.), Dani Anderson (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.) all scored for the Beacons in the victory.

In net, freshman Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) turned in her second shutout in four collegiate starts. She did not face a shot over the course of 90 minutes.

UMass Boston controlled the game the entire way. They outshot the Sharks 11-0 in the first half and finished the game with a dominant 24-2 shot advantage.

The Beacons got on the board at 13:20 off of a corner kick. After the initial corner kick was cleared out of the box, Anderson rushed forward and beat a defender to the ball, before unleashing a low left-footed shot across goal that skipped past the keeper and inside the far post.  

UMass Boston doubled their lead exactly a minute later, on a beautifully worked corner kick. Grace Oliver (Rockland, Mass.) sent a corner kick into the box that was headed down by Mary Jo Murphy (Worcester, Mass.) right to a wide-open McGettrick. With her back to goal, McGettrick back-heel flicked the ball in between the keeper and a defender at the post.

The Beacons closed out the scoring at 79:47. After Simmons attempted to clear the ball, Oliver won a 50/50 challenge and slipped a through ball between two defenders for a racing Crawford, who's right footed shot slid just underneath the on-rushing keeper and in.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston led the contest 24-2 in shots and 3-0 in shots on goal. The Beacons also had a 2-0 edge in corner kicks.
  • McGettrick has recorded three goals and one game-winning goals in her past two contests. Through four games, she has almost reached half of her point total from her freshman season (16).
  • Saturday's contest marked the Beacons' second all-time meeting with the Sharks. UMass Boston and Simmons played to a 3-3, double-overtime time in 2010.
  • Oliver led the Beacons with two assists in the contest.
  • Anderson's goal marked her first collegiate goal.
  • With the loss, Simmons falls to 0-2-1. The Sharks have yet to record a goal this season.

WHO'S NEXT  

UMass Boston will aim for their first-ever win against Babson College on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Wellesley. The Beacons fell 2-1 to the Beavers last year in their home opener.