Women's Soccer Falls To Syracuse, 1-0
Sept. 14, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's soccer team took their first loss of the season on Sunday, as they fell to Syracuse,1-0, at Rudd Field. Former Minutewoman April Kater is now 2-0-1 as a head coach, against her Alma Mater.
The game remained scoreless until the 34th minute when forward Nina Scalzo scored for the Orangewomen. It would prove to be the eventual game-winner, as it was the only goal scored in the game. Molly McManus tallied the assist on the play.
Senior goalkeeper Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.) was solid once again for the Minutewomen, as she made seven saves, and allowed only one goal. Nigh has given up only four goals in four games, as her 1.00 goals-against-average is a full two goals-per-game better than her average after four games last year. Syracuse entered the game scoring an average of 3.50 goals-per-game.
Syracuse goalkeeper Emily Kowalczyk made one save in the contest, as she saw her teammates outshoot the Minutewomen, 25-2. SU also held the edge in corner kicks, 12-0.
With the loss, Massachusetts falls to 2-1-1 on the season, 1-0-0 in the Atlantic 10. The win improves Syracuse's record to 4-1-0.
UMass will be in action next on Wednesday, Sept. 17, when they travel to Boston University to take on the Terriers at 7:00 p.m. The Minutewomen return home on Sunday, Sept. 24, for a matchup with Central Connecticut at Rudd Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.