Late Rally Falls Short for Women's Soccer

Sept. 23, 2010

Final Stats

PROVIDENCE, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team saw their late rally fall short, and they lost to host Johnson & Wales, 3-2, in a non-conference match at Pierce Field Thursday.

Freshman forward Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) picked up a loose ball in the box and fired it home in the 84th minute to cut the Wildcats' lead to 3-2, but the Corsairs could come no closer.

Freshman forward Tori Pierce (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS) put UMass Dartmouth on the board when she broke down the right side and scored in the seventh minute. Her goal tied the score at 1-1.

Cecchini Bond put JWU on top when she converted a rebound in the fourth minute, then she broke a 1-1 tie with a 25-yard blast in the 32nd minute. Samantha Reynolds scored in the 38th minute to out the Wildcats ahead at halftime, 3-1.

"We played a good game, but we came out a little flat and got scored on a few times," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "We came out and put the pressure on in the second half. We scored late, and we had the momentum, but we just couldn't score again. It was a tough loss. We'll look forward to our conference game Saturday against UMass Boston."

The Wildcats out shot the Corsairs, 15-10. Senior goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) made seven saves for UMD, while Kara Collins made three for JWU.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 2-6-0 with the defeat, while JWU improved to 4-5-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host UMass Boston in a Little East Conference match Saturday. UMASS DARTMOUTH SOCCER