Women's Soccer

Canfield Leads UMass to 3-2 OT Win Over Temple

Head Coach Jim Rudy congratulates Elizabeth Weinsten after she set up the winning goal.

Head Coach Jim Rudy congratulates Elizabeth Weinsten after she set up the winning goal.

Oct. 3, 2004

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AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Britt Canfield (Granville, Mass.) scored her second goal of the game in the 99th minute to lift UMass to a 3-2 overtime victory over Temple on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field. The win was the Minutewomen's first in Atlantic 10 play this season as they move to 3-6 overall, 1-2 in the league.

Temple drops to 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the Atlantic 10.

Canfield finished off a drop pass from sophomore Elizabeth Weinsten (North Salem, N.Y.) with 1:18 left in the first overtime, as she shot it into the low right corner beating Temple goalkeeper Jackie Mauro. Canfield had also scored the game-tying goal with 24:04 left in the second half. Canfield knocked in a loose ball off a crazy scramble near the right goalpost to tie the game at 2-2.

UMass dominated the game as it outshot the Owls, 32-7, including 18-4 in the second half as the pressure mounted. Temple's keeper Mauro was sensational all game as she made 13 saves.

Temple opened the scoring as Courtney Eaton served in a free kick from 30 yards off which deflected off the crossbar and into the goal. UMass answered with 2:03 left in the first half as senior Lindsey Fairweather (Kingston, Mass.) took a perfectly slotted pass from freshman Tina Rodriguez (Queens, N.Y.) and beat Mauro from three yards out.

The Owls regained the lead as Melissa Foley scored from inside the top of the box, about six yards away just 4:56 into the second half. That set the stage for Canfield's heroics to lead UMass to the win.

UMass continues its five-game homestand as it hosts Atlantic 10 rival Richmond on Friday at 3:30 p.m., at Rudd Field.




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