Rudy Wins 200th game at UMass In 4-1 Victory Over Holy Cross
Sept. 27, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer coach Jim Rudy picked up his 200th career win at the school as the Minutewomen beat Holy Cross, 4-1, on a sunny Monday afternoon at Rudd Field. Rudy's record at UMass now stands at 200-101-16 in 17 seasons. Overall in 24 seasons, he is 274-124-22, making him the fourth-winningest coach in women's collegiate soccer history.
"It's great to get 200 wins. I really wasn't prepared for that," said Rudy after the big win. "I am not counting at this point in my life. What it means is that I have been around for a long time and I have had quite a number of good players. It is special."
Four different players scored in the win: senior Lindsey Fairweather (Kingston, Mass.) along with a trio of freshmen Jenny Roehrig (Coram, N.Y.), Britt Canfield (Granville, Mass.) and Caitlin Footit (Westfield, Mass.).
Fairweather opened the scoring in the 37th minute as she scored on a nice turnaround shot from three yards out into the lower right corner of the goal off a pass from Lindsey Bellini (Webster, N.Y.). After Holy Cross' Allison Hayes tied the game at the 41:00 mark, UMass scored three unanswered goals in the second half.
The freshman trio went to work in the second half as Roehrig scored her third goal in as many games in the 68th minute off assists from Vanessa Lima (Amherst, Mass.) and Nadia Villaroel (Belmont, Mass.). The assist was the first collegiate point for Lima. Canfield scored her third of the season, knocking the ball off the left post in the 79th minute off an assist from Adair Blyler (Charlotte, N.C.)
Footit closed out the scoring with her first career goal off a pass from Elizabeth Weinsten (North Salem, N.Y.) which she shot off the crossbar and in from about four yards out. Villaroel was credited with her second assist of the game on the goal.
In goal, UMass' Kristin Walker (Lincoln Park, N.J.) made five saves as Holy Cross outshot UMass, 12-10.
UMass continues its five-game homestand as it hosts Atlantic 10 rival Saint Joseph's this Friday at 3:30 p.m.