MILTON, Mass. – Goals by Isa Andrade (Cambridge, Mass.) and Kelly McNeil (Marshfield, Mass.) lifted women's soccer to a 2-0 non-conference win over Curry College Saturday afternoon at Walter M. Katz Field.
UMass Boston 2, Curry College 0
UMass Boston (12-2-0)
Curry College (6-8-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
With Saturday's win the Beacons extend their win-streak to nine-straight matches which now ties the program record for the most consecutive wins.
After a scoreless first half, Andrade got the Beacons on the scoreboard less than five minutes into the second, when she knocked home her third goal of the season. The freshman forward connected on a pass from Grace Oliver (Rockland, Mass.) to give the Beacons the early second half advantage.
From there the two teams would spend most of the time battling in the middle third of the field. UMB's offense would continue to pressure the Colonels defense as they looked for the key insurance goal.
McNeil would connect for that crucial score with just over three minutes remaining in regulation to seal the victory for the Beacons. The goal was McNeil's third of her career, and came on an assist from Oliver.
Between the posts, Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) registered three stops to collect her seventh shutout of the season.
The Beacons offense held a 26-8 advantage in total shots as they earned their third shutout in the month of October and eighth of 2019.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Beacons are now 2-1-0 against Curry College
- In their three meetings the Beacons have outscored Curry 8-2 and have recorded shutouts in both of their victories
- Oliver's two-point day was the first for the sophomore since September 7, 2019 when she recorded two assists in the non-conference win over Simmons College
- Spylios and the Beacons defense have only surrendered one goal in her last five starts
- The Beacons held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks and 13-3 advantage in shots on goal
The Beacons will host the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.