Sept. 22, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Senior forward Samantha Reynolds (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth North HS) scored with 28 seconds left in the second overtime to give visiting Johnson & Wales a 2-1 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.
Reynolds converted a cross from senior defender Katlyn Gerrish (North Stonington, CT/Wheeler HS) and scored to give the Wildcats the win.
The Corsairs had struck first. Sophomore forward Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) put UMD on top when she took a pass from freshman midfielder Maura Gonsalves (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) and scored just 3:38 before time expired in the first half.
Freshman midfielder Alexa Appelman (Marlboro, NJ/Freehold-Boro HS) tied the game for JWU when she scored in the 79th minute. "We played our best first half of the year," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "We had good combinations, moved the ball really well and created chances to score. Both teams fought hard, but we weren't able to pull this one out. At the half, I let the team know they're playing great and this has been the best game they've played all year. A lot of new players got to play today and I'm very confident with our depth. I'm excited to play Western Connecticut (Saturday), they smoked us last year, and I think they are in for a surprise when they see us. We're a new team with a new attitude."
The Wildcats outshot the Corsairs, 19-16. Sophomore goalkeeper Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS/Stonehill) and freshman Amanda Mendes (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) combined to stop 12 shots for UMD, while sophomore Kara Collins (North Arlington, NJ/North Arlington HS) and Alexis Babineau (Leicester, MA/Leicester HS) made 10 saves for JWU.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 5-3 with the defeat, while Johnson & Wales improved to 4-3 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Western Connecticut State Saturday. The Wildcats will visit Albertus Magnus Saturday.
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