Eastern Nazarene Rallies Past Women's Soccer, 3-2

Eastern Nazarene Rallies Past Women's Soccer, 3-2

Sept. 14, 2011

Final Stats

QUINCY, MA-Host Eastern Nazarene erased a 2-0 halftime lead with three goals in the second half and came from behind to edge the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team, 3-2,in a non-conference match at Veterans' Memorial Stadium Wednesday.

Sophomore defender Kathleen Landers (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) put UMass Dartmouth on top when she headed home a corner kick by junior midfielder Vanessa DeMelo (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS/CCRI) in the 32nd minute.

Sophomore forward Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA/Tri-County HS) made it 2-0 when she split the defense and scored in the 43rd minute.

Kara Webber scored for Eastern Nazarene in the 60th minute, firing home a loose ball after a failed penalty kick. Juliana Speno tied the game when she scored off a corner kick in the 68th minute, just as the action was delayed due to lightning. Webber fired home a free kick from 20 yards out for her second goal of the game to put ENC on top in the 76th minute.

"We played very well in the first half, we dominated the game, held possession and scored two really nice goals," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "They scored on three set pieces in the second half. After the lightning delay, we came out and created some chance, but we couldn't put it away, and they got a free kick and scored. We didn't play as well in the second half as we did in the first half, and you have to play well for 90 minutes."

The Lions outshot the Corsairs, 15-14. Junior goalkeeper Stephanie Borges (Somerset, MA/.Somerset HS) and ENC goalkeeper Lisa Clark each made five saves. UMass Dartmouth dropped to 3-2 with the defeat, while Eastern Nazarene improved to 4-2 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Plymouth State Saturday.