Sept. 21, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team fell to visiting Connecticut College, 2-0, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.
The Camels out shot the Corsairs 20-13. Senior goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) made ten saves, while sophomore goalkeeper Kirsten Manville (Fairfax, VA/Fairfax HS) tallied eight for Connecticut College. "I think we could have done better, we came out really strong and I think we were a little frazzled and couldn't really settle down after the first twenty minutes," said Corsairs head coach Nicole Hanewich.
Just over ten minutes into the first half, Connecticut College put their first point on the board. Sophomore Ali McKeigue (Arlington, MA/Arlington HS) gathered a loose ball beyond midfield and made a break towards the goal. From twenty yards out, McKeigue chipped a shot over the head of Braga and into the back of the net, giving the Camels an early 1-0 advantage. The score remained 1-0 going into halftime. "As soon as they scored, we just couldn't get the momentum back but it was a hard fought game," said Hanewich.
With 39:41 left on the clock, the Corsairs fouled the Camels, giving them a direct kick opportunity. On the direct kick, freshmen Kate Wegener (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) drilled a shot from 25 yards out into the left corner of the goal, increasing the Camels lead to 2-0. The goal secured the 2-0 victory for Connecticut College.
"We have created a lot of [scoring] chances in every game but we can't get that finishing touch, so I'm looking forward to scoring some goals in the near future," said Hanewich
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 2-5-0 with the defeat, while CC improved to 2-2-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Johnson & Wales Thursday. The Camels will visit Amherst Saturday. UMASS DARTMOUTH SOCCER