Field Hockey Comeback Falls Short To Indiana, 2-1
Aug. 29, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. - After falling behind, 2-0, early in the second half, Katie Kelly scored with 12:49 left and UMass (0-2) pressured down the stretch, but was unable to come up with the equalizer in a 2-1 loss to No. 17 Indiana (1-1) on Sunday afternoon at Garber Field. Brooke Borneman and Brenna Moeljadi scored for the Hoosiers, while Jaime Bourazeris assisted on Kelly's goal.
The Minutewomen applied the pressure late in the game, earning six penalty corners in the final seven minutes, including three with under a minute to go. After Kelly's shot was blocked on the first of the three corners with time expired, UMass was unable to get a shot off on the ensuing two corners, with the game ending on an Indiana clear.
Kelly's goal came at the 12:49 mark after a strong move into the circle by Makaela Potts won UMass a corner. Off the insertion, Bourazeris swept a pass to Kelly in front of the net that she redirected into the goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 and give the senior captain the team's first goal of the season and the 26th of her career.
Indiana controlled play for much of the first half, outshooting UMass, 7-2, and outcornering the Minutewomen, 4-0, but UMass was able to go into halftime wit the game scoreless.
The Hoosiers struck early in the second half, with Borneman scoring off a rebound of an Alesha Widdall save just 1:57 into the half. Moeljadi struck 7:06 into the half on a blast from the top of the circle on a penalty corner.
UMass carried the play over much of the remainder of the half, outcornering the Hoosiers 9-4 in the second period.
Widdall made six saves for UMass while Becky Pany made one save for Indiana.
Finals shots were 14-10 in favor of IU and UMass edged out the Hoosiers in penalty corners, 9-8.
The Minutewomen return to action next weekend with a pair of road games in the Boston area. On Friday, UMass plays at Northeastern at 2 p.m. and on Sunday the Minutewomen play at Boston University in a 1 p.m. game.
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