Women's Soccer Falls To BU, 5-0
Sept. 17, 2003
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's soccer team fell to Boston University, 5-0 Wednesday night, under the lights at BU's Nickerson Field. The Minutewomen were held scoreless for the second time in as many games, en route to their second straight loss.
Massachusetts fell behind early, as Emily Dionne scored on a corner kick, in the 16th minute of play. The Terriers went to the locker room at halftime with a 3-0 advantage, as Meghann Cook and Lauren Erwin added goals for BU. The home team widened its margin even further in the second half, with goals by Lauren Ciccone in the 67th minute, and Paula Moniz with 5:33 left in the match.
Senior goalkeeper Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.) had a busy game in the net, making nine saves, but allowing five goals. BU goalkeeper Jessica Clinton needed to make only one save to earn the win.
"We definately struggled tonight," said UMass Head Coach Jim Rudy, following the game. "Too many of our turnovers and a couple of bizarre goals put the game out of reach. We just have to get through it. We have a week off, so next time we play we should be more rested, more fit and we should have some starters back from injury. The most important thing for us is to see how we can recover from this loss and bounce back against Central Connecticut at home."
The loss brings UMass to 2-2-1 on the year, while BU improves to 2-3-1.
UMass will be in action next on Wednesday, Sept. 24, when they return home to face Central Connecticut State at Rudd Field. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 p.m.