VCU Nips UMass Women's Soccer In Double OT, 1-0
Oct. 5, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer and VCU were locked in a defensive battle for three periods, but a goal by Kailyn Slade in the 106th minute carried the Rams past the Minutewomen, 1-0 in double overtime on Saturday afternoon on Rudd Field. The setback snaps UMass' three-game winning streak and leaves the squad at 5-6-1 overall and 1-1-0 in Atlantic 10 matches, while VCU improves to 6-4-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the conference.
The Minutewomen put shots on net early in the contest with several quality scoring chances coming in the first 15 minutes of the match. However Rams' goalkeeper Emma Kruse came up with three stops to keep UMass off the board.
Later in the 49th minute, redshirt freshman Danielle Kriscenski had her biggest save of the game for UMass, turning aside a shot by Courtney Conrad from point-blank range.
With the clock winding down in regulation, sustained offensive pressure by the Minutewomen resulted in a pair of late corner kicks, but VCU held off the UMass charge to force overtime.
Then in the 106th minute, Conrad sent a ball over the top for Slade who broke towards goal and sent a shot from the top of the box along the ground and into the net for the game winner.
The Rams finished with a narrow advantage in shots, 14-13, while the Minutewomen led in corner kicks, 7-4. Fouls were 12-5 against UMass.
Kriscenski totaled seven saves for the Minutewomen, while Kruse recorded five stops and collected the shutout for VCU.
UMass next hosts Dayton on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. on Rudd Field.