Sept. 3, 2011
MILTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team scored three times in a period of two minutes and two seconds early in the second half and went on to defeat host Curry, 4-2, in a non-conference match at Walter M. Katz Field Saturday.
Junior forward Jillian Van Ness (Agawam. MA/Agawam HS) ignited the run when she converted a pass from freshman forward Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) three minutes and 41 seconds into the second half. Friedland scored unassisted at 50:18, and sophomore forward Erica Jonasson(Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) scored her second goal of the game 25 seconds later.
Jonasson had given UMass Dartmouth a 1-0 lead when she scored unassisted in the eighth minute of the match. Kelly Howe and Brittney McLaughlin scored for Curry.
"We hit the post three times, and we had a lot of scoring chances," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "We played hard, although it got a little sloppy in the second half. Last year, we had a hard time putting the ball in the net, and this year, we are doing a better job of finishing. It was good to see us get goals from several different players, and (junior goalkeeper) Stephanie Borges(Somerset, MA/Somerset HS) played very well for us.".
The Corsairs out shot the Colonels, 26-15. Borges made eight saves for UMD, while Samantha Hardy made 13 for Curry.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 2-0 with the victory, while Curry fell to 0-2 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Salve Regina Tuesday.
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