Alyssa Martins' First Career Goal Lifts Women's Soccer over Southern Maine in OT

Alyssa Martins' First Career Goal Lifts Women's Soccer over Southern Maine in OT

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Junior Alyssa Martins (Ludlow, Mass.) tallied her first collegiate goal at the most opportune time on Saturday, striking six minutes into overtime as the Corsairs tamed the Southern Maine Huskies with a 2-1 Little East Conference victory at Cressy Field.

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 2, Southern Maine 1 - OT
UMass Dartmouth (5-8-2, 2-2-0 LEC) | Southern Maine (4-10-0, 0-5-0 LEC) 

How it Happened

UMass Dartmouth got on the board early when senior Erica Hammond (Warwick, R.I.) split the Huskies' defense with a pass to find streaking Liz Stearns (Medway, Mass.), who chipped it over the charging Husky keeper Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.) just five minutes in

Southern Maine would answer later in the first half, when freshman Madi Freeman (Steep Falls, Maine) cleaned up the loose ball and buried it in the bottom left corner of the net to knot the game up at one.

The remaining 45 minutes would tick away without the Corsairs capitalizing on their numerous scoring chances. Six minutes into the first overtime period, freshman Jennifer Woehl (Middleton, R.I.) served up the first corner of extra time and found the head of Martins who put the ball in the bottom left corner. 

Inside the Numbers

  • Becca Field (Brentwood, N.H.) made a pair of saves in net for UMass Dartmouth to pick up her first win of the year.
  • Canastra took the loss for the Huskies after making 10 saves on the afternoon. With double-digits saves today, Canastra has recorded 10+ saves in seven out of 14 games this season.
  •  The Corsairs outshot the Huskies 29-6, while also forcing a season-high 14 corners compared to Southern Maine's two.
  • With the win, the Corsairs lead the all-time series 13-10-4 and have taken the last five matches.

Up Next

The Corsairs will hit the road as they travel the short distance take on Rhode Island College on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Huskies will wrap up their three-game road trip the same night as they take on Fitchburg State at 7 p.m.