BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Boston's women's soccer team scored in the seventh minute and withstood a consistent University of Massachusetts Dartmouth attack to earn a 1-0 victory Saturday in a Little East Conference match at Boston College High School.
The Beacons (4-6-1) improved to 3-0 in the conference circuit, while the Corsairs (3-4-1) slipped to 1-1-1.
UMass Boston scored the only marker it would need just six minutes, 30 seconds into the match. Freshman Kate Leavitt (Plymouth, Mass.) sent her corner kick toward the near post, where senior Nicole McMinamin (Acworth, Ga.) used her heel to flick the ball into the back of the net. It was McMinamin's first goal of the season.
UMass Dartmouth utilized consistent offensive pressure to try to net the equalizer. The visitors peppered the Beacons' net with attempts in the opening 45 minutes of regulation, entering the intermission with a 13-4 advantage in shots.
The Corsairs were unable to solve freshman keeper Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.), who made seven stops.
Corsair sophomore Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) registered four saves in 90 minutes of action.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, when the Corsairs host Fitchburg State University.