UMass Women's Soccer Falls To Army, 2-0
Sep 1, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Army on Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon as the Black Knights scored late goals in both halves of the match. Following the setback, the Minutewomen are 0-3-0 to start the season, while Army improves to 2-2-0.
With the first shot placed on target by either side in the contest, the Black Knights took a 1-0 lead late in the opening period. Molly McGuigan headed in a corner kick from Brooke Hepfer at the far post from inside the six-yard box at 42:19.
UMass' best chance at an equalizer came in the 59th minute as a corner kick from freshman Alyssa Fratarcangeli sailed across the goal mouth. However, Army managed to clear the ball before any Minutewomen could put it home. A host of UMass' opportunities on the afternoon were halted for offsides as calls were 5-0, against the Minutewomen, in the match.
The Black Knights added an insurance tally in the 75th minute. Kimberly An carried the ball towards goal and chipped a shot from just inside the 18-yard box that bent into the top right corner of the net.
Army finished the match with a 16-10 shot advantage, while UMass led in corner kicks, 6-4. Fouls were 9-5, against the Minutewomen. Danielle Kriscenski made two saves for UMass and Jordan Cassalia had two stops for the Black Knights, as well, en route to the shutout.
The Minutewomen will return to action next Friday, Sept. 6, when the squad will travel to Providence for a 7 p.m. contest against the Friars.