Corners Carry Brown Past UMass Women's Soccer, 2-1
Sept. 19, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's soccer team fell in its return to Rudd Field, 2-1 to Brown on Thursday afternoon as both of the Bears' tallies in the contest came off corner kicks. Following the setback, the Minutewomen are 2-5-1 on the season, while Brown improves to 3-2-0.
The Bears were on the scoreboard first, putting in a goal in the 18th minute. With UMass goalkeeper Danielle Kriscenski down, Carly Gould headed in a corner from Annie Gillen from close range.
UMass would tie the score, though, before the end of the half. Freshman Daniela Alvarez's pass from the midfield in transition found junior Alyssa D'Arcy to the right of the 18-yard box. After taking a few steps towards goal, D'Arcy fired a shot along the ground that tucked inside the far post at 43:48.
However, Brown came up with the would-be game winner shortly after the intermission. In the 47th minute, a corner kick by Kirsten Belinsky deflected off a UMass defender and into the net.
The Bears finished with a 13-9 edge in shots and led in corners, 4-3. Fouls were 15-9 against the Minutewomen.
Kriscenski totaled six saves in the contest for UMass, while Amber Bledsoe and MC Barrett split time in goal for Brown and had two and one saves, respectively.
The Minutewomen continue their string of three straight matches at home when the squad hosts Northeastern on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m.