October 9, 2012

Women's Soccer Ties Springfield, 0-0

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw in double overtime against visiting Springfield, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.

Coming off their first conference loss of the season the Corsairs fought hard battling a top five region team coming off a victory. Pacing the attack for the Corsairs was senior forward Jillian Van Ness (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) who registered two shots on goal. Defensively, UMD was led by junior goalkeeper Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) who registered her ninth shutout of the season.

"I'm proud and happy with the effort and class we played with tonight," UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich said. "It was a good matchup, both teams play the same style of play. We had a few chances and so did they. Although we didn't convert, to come in against a top-five team in the region and get this result is good."

The Pride outshot the Corsairs, 20-8. Chauvin made 14 saves for UMD, while senior Erin Greenstein (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) made five saves for Springfield.

UMass Dartmouth moves to 9-2-2 with the tie, while Springfield moves to 7-4-1. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Pride will visit MIT Saturday. 

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