Women's Soccer Falls To George Washington, 1-0
Oct. 3, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Massachusetts women's soccer team (2-5-1, 1-1-0 Atlantic 10) dropped a 1-0 match at George Washington Friday afternoon. The loss marks the fifth straight for the Minutewomen, after opening the season 2-0-1.
The game remained scoreless until late in the first half, when Lise Backman scored her first goal of the season. She took a pass from Ashley Squires and shot it past a diving Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.). Meggan Eckert was also credited with an assist on the play.
Backman's goal marked the only tally of the contest, but it was all George Washington would need as the Minutewomen failed to score for the fourth time in their last five games.
Aside from the one goal, Nigh continued her solid play in goal, making seven saves. Her counterpart, Anna Handzlik, made eight stops for the Colonials.
UMass outshot their opponent 18-15, marking the second highest shot total for the Minutewomen this season, and the second game in a row that they have outshot their opponent. George Washington held the edge in corner kicks however, 7-0.
The loss brings UMass to 2-5-1 on the year, 1-1-0 in the Atlantic10, while George Washington improves to 7-1-2, 1-0-1 in the Atlantic 10.
UMass will be in action next on Saturday, Oct. 4, when they travel to Richmond to take on the Spiders under the lights at First Market Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.
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