DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) netted the game-winning goal in the first overtime as she knocked-in a rebound to give women's soccer a 1-0 Little East Conference win over UMass Dartmouth Wednesday evening at Cressy Field.
UMass Boston 1, UMass Dartmouth 0 (OT)
UMass Boston (9-2-0, 3-0-0 Little East Conference)
UMass Dartmouth (1-8-0, 0-3-0 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After Morgan Palma (Halifax, Mass.) took a long range shot which was deflected wide by the Corsairs goalkeeper, McGettrick broke in behind the defense. The sophomore forward, completely unmarked tapped the ball into the back of the net to give UMB the huge conference win over their intra-state rival.
The game-winning goal capped-off a dominant performance for the Beacons as they controlled the momentum for nearly the entire contest. UMB nearly ended the game in the opening minutes of the first overtime, as Isa Andrade fired the ball off the cross bar, off a perfect cross from senior back Taylor Bilyak (Willington, Conn.).
McGettrick's game-winning goal was her fifth of the season, and seventh overall, both of which lead the team and the Little East Conference.
Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) had to just make four saves as she registered her sixth clean sheet of the season, which also leads the conference.
BY THE NUMBERS
- On the night the Beacons outshot the Corsairs 29-5 (14-4 in shots on goal)
- Jaimee O'Brien made 13 saves for the Corsairs as she fell to 1-7 on the year
- Spylios improved to 8-2 overall with Wednesday's win
- The Beacons extended their win-streak to six straight games which is the longest since the 2013 season
- The five game-winners by McGettrick puts her in a tie for fifth in program history for game-winning goals in a single season; The record currently stands at eight set by All-American Krista Ledin in 2013
- The Beacons also held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks
- All-time the Beacons are now 12-13-3 against UMass Dartmouth and have won 12 of their last 14 meetings dating back to the 2007 season
- Wednesday's win was the first for the Beacons at Cressy Field since 2014
The Beacons will host Plymouth State University on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.