Field Hockey Falls To Temple, 1-0
Oct. 10, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - Melissa DeCesaris' goal 26:45 into the first half off of a penalty corner was the only score of the game as the Temple University field hockey team (6-6 overall, 1-0 Atlantic 10) defeated the University of Massachusetts (2-10, 0-1), 1-0, this evening at Garber Field. The Minutewomen have now lost eight straight games and have been shutout in the last four contests.
Both teams started off slow, but the first real scoring chance came for Temple at the 18:41 mark of the first half. Senior Haley Dervinis hit the pipe with a shot to keep the game scoreless. Less than ten minutes later, Melissa DeCesaris scored on a penalty corner to give the Owls a 1-0 lead. It turned out to be the only goal of the game.
Massachusetts' best chance to score came early in the first half. Sophomore Patricia Borneo (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) took a rebound off a penalty corner and rifled a shot at Temple goalkeeper Erin Conroy, but she turned it away.
The Minutewomen had eight shots in the second half and five penalty corners, but could not beat Conroy. UMass junior goalkeeper Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.), who is currently fifth in the nation in saves, made three stops tonight. Conroy, who is second in the nation in saves, made seven. Temple out-shot UMass, 15-11, and had an 11-8 advantage in penalty corners.
UMass will remain at Garber Field and host A-10 foe Saint Joseph's on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.