UMass Women's Field Hockey Falls To No.19 Syracuse
Oct. 4, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts' women's field hockey team remained tied with No.19 Syracuse for over 53 minutes of play on Friday night, but Brittany Carriero's unassisted goal late in the second half edged the Orangewomen over UMass 1-0 at Richard F. Garber Field. The loss dropped the Minutewomen to 0-10 overall while Syracuse improved to 6-4.
The first half of play saw a lot of offensive opportunities for the two teams, but both defenses prevailed to keep the game scoreless at the half. The Orangewomen tallied 12 shots in the first 35 minutes of play while UMass recorded six shots. In the second half UMass' offensive opportunities were limited as the Minutewomen tallied just one shot in the period.
"In the first half we attacked the goal and we had them scrambling," Massachusetts Head Coach Patty Shea said. "We played great in the first half, but then in the second half we stopped attacking the goal."
The lone score in the game came at the 53:08 mark when Carriero recorded the unassisted goal.
In the goal sophomore Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) tallied four saves for the Minutewomen and Audrey Latsko recorded one save for Syracuse.
The Minutewomen will travel to Cambridge, Mass. to take on No.3 Wake Forest at the neutral site on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.