Women's Soccer Falls To Richmond, 1-0
Oct. 8, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. -- Meghan Ogilvie headed a crossing pass from Whitney Sikes into the net for the game's only goal 8:12 into the second half to give the Richmond Women's Soccer team a 1-0 win over the University of Massachusetts on a beautiful afternoon at Rudd Field.
With the win, the Spiders are now 5-4-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the A-10, while the Minutewomen drop to 3-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 in league play.
Neither team really got anything going offensively in the first half. Just under nine minutes into the game, junior Lindsey Bellini (Webster, N.Y.) tapped a pass to senior Lindsey Fairweather (Kingston, Mass.) streaking down the left flank. Fairweather dribbled into the box and rifled off a shot, but it went wide to the right. Freshmen Jenny Roehrig (Coram, N.Y.) and Britt Canfield (Granville, Mass.) each had shots on goal in the half.
The second half belonged all to Richmond as the Minutewomen were unable to have any sustained offensive pressure. Sikes had a chance right in front of the net 1:59 into the beginning of the second stanza, but her shot was saved by sophomore Kristin Walker (Lincoln Park, N.J.) in the UMass net. Richmond kept up the pressure and eventually got the game-winning tally a few minutes later. Following a corner kick, Sikes crossed a pass to Ogilvie who headed the ball just past Walker from eight yards out. It was her third goal of the season.
Richmond almost made it 2-0 with 18:34 left in regulation. Hillary Prince took a shot from 20 yards dead on that hit the cross bar. Then Christine Wrublesky got the rebound and shot wide.
UMass got one last chance to tie the game just under the five-minute mark. Bellini took consecutive corner kicks, but UMass could not get a shot off.
The Minutewomen were outshot, 17-8, this afternoon, including 11-1 in the second half. Richmond also took eight corner kicks to UMass' three. Walker made four saves in the UMass net while Kelly Kolker stopped three shots on the other end.
Massachusetts will host George Washington on Sunday, Oct. 10. Game-time at Rudd Field is set for 1:00 p.m.