UMass Defeats West Chester 2-1 In A-10 Tournament
Nov. 8, 2002
RICHMOND, Va.--Scoring only the second collegiate goal of her career, sophomore Danielle Carrier (North Attleboro, Mass.) lifted the Massachusetts (5-16) field hockey team over West Chester 2-1 at the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Friday. The win places UMass in the championship game Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against the No. 1 seed, Richmond, who defeated Saint Joseph's, 1-0, in the first game of the tournament on Friday afternoon.
UMass got on the board first when freshman Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) scored the first goal of the game at the 19:05 mark in the first half. After a jumble in front of the West Chester goal Bawden was able to find the back of the net to record her sixth goal of the season and give UMass an early 1-0 lead.
Minutes later West Chester evened the score at 1-1 when Kendra Wood tallied her third goal of the season on a penalty corner at the 21:28 mark off of assists from Stacey Tomes and Liz Morrow. The goal was the last score of the half, tying the point total at 1-1 at the intermission.
Midway through the second half the Minutewomen tallied the final goal of the game when Carrier scored at the 53:12 mark off of an assist from senior Sarah Bohonowicz (South Deerfield, Mass.).
Massachusetts has now won 13-straight A-10 Tournament games. On Saturday they will play for their seventh-straight conference championship.