UMass Drops Heartbreaker To New Hampshire, 1-0
Sept. 12, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. - Caitlyn Serafine scored her first collegiate goal to lift the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to its first victory against the University of Massachusetts with Sunday afternoon's 1-0 non-conference win at Lewis Fields.
UNH extended its unbeaten streak to three games (1-0-2) and improved to 2-2-2 overall. UMass, which had been 9-0-1 lifetime vs. the Wildcats, is now 0-4-0 on the season.
Kelly Collins set up the goal when her thru-ball from midfield was settled by Serafine outside of the penalty area. UMass goalkeeper Kristin Walker (Lincoln Park, N.J.) charged from the goal line but Serafine chipped the ball over the keeper into the net to break the scoreless tie at 77:52.
UMass had a dangerous opportunity to tie the game with five minutes remaining when UNH was whistled for a foul 40 yards from the goal near the right touch line. UNH goalie Liz MacKay nullified it, however, when she snared the service by Lindsey Bellini (Webster, N.Y.) out of the air. The Minutewomen threatened again with 2:40 to play when Jenny Roehrig (Coram, N.Y.) dribbled along the left end line and fired a shot wide of the far post.
UNH controlled possession the rest of the way to secure the victory. MacKay finished with three saves for UNH while UMass' Walker stopped six shots.
UMass opens Atlantic 10 conference play on Friday night as it travels to Rhode Island for a 7 p.m. game. The next game at Rudd Field is set for Sept. 27 as Holy Cross comes to Amherst for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.