Women's Soccer Ties New Hampshire, 1-1
Sept. 10, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of Massachusetts women's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night with the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, N.H. Sophomore forward Lindsey Bellini (Webster, N.Y.) scored the only UMass goal in the contest.
Bellini broke the scoreless tie in the 41st minute of play as she took a 10 yard shot after receiving a pass from sophomore midfielder Morgan Czaja (Adams, Mass.). The goal marked Bellini's third of the season. The assist gives Czaja her first point of the season, and the fourth of her career. Freshman midfielder Nadia Villarroel (Belmont, Mass.) was also credited with an assist on the play, her second of the year. The Wildcats tied the game as Chiara Best scored with on a header in the 89th minute. The two teams then played two scoreless 10 minute overtime periods, to end the game in a 1-1 draw.
Senior goalkeeper Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.) continued her solid play, making seven saves. Nigh's goals-against-average remains at one. MacKay made four saves in the contest. Both goalkeepers made one save in each of the overtime periods to keep the score knotted at one each.
The draw brings Massachusetts' record to 2-0-1 on the year, 1-0-0 in the Atlantic 10. New Hampshire moves to 1-3-1 overall, 0-0-0 in America East.
The Minutewomen are back in action Sunday, Sept. 14, as they take on Syracuse at home on Rudd Field. Kickoff is slated for 3:00 p.m. Syracuse is coached by former Minutewoman and UMass Athletic Hall of Fame member, April Kater.
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