Oct. 26, 2010
WORCESTER, MA-Senior defender Nichole Hoffman (Stoughton, MA/Stoughton HS) scored in the first half and senior goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) made 12 saves as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team tied host Worcester State, 1-1 in double overtime, in a non-conference match at John F. Coughlin Stadium Tuesday evening.
Hoffman converted a pass from senior midfielder Kristen Soares (Somerset, MA/Somerset HS and scored against starting goalkeeper Rachel Armenti in the 21st minute. Laura Maunsell tied the game when she converted a pass from Sarah Connors off a corner kick in the 62nd minute. Braga made several saves to preserve the tie, including a stop against Connors in a one-on-one situation with four minutes left in the second overtime.
"Tanya played unbelievable," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "Worcester State is a good team; they've beaten several teams in our conference. We played hard the whole game, and we're happy with the tie."
The Lancers out shot the Corsairs, 29-6. Braga made 12 saves for UMD for the second consecutive game, while Angieszaka Sychtysz, who played the second half for WSU, made two stops.
UMass Dartmouth is now 3-12-2 with the tie, while Worcester State is now 7-5-4. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western Connecticut State Saturday.
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