Minutewomen Drop 3-2 OT Heartbreaker To Fordham
Oct. 11, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite overcoming an early 2-0 deficit, UMass was unable to hold off Fordham in overtime, falling 3-2 in Atlantic 10 women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon. The Minutewomen now sit at 3-8-2 overall (2-4-0 A-10) following the setback, while the Rams move to 4-10-1 (3-3-0 A-10).
Fordham notched its first of the game at 17:09. Annie Worden fed Michelle Ancelj in the box and Ancelj poked the ball past UMass netminder Emily Cota from close range.
Minutes later, Ancelj struck again for the Rams, extending the advantage to 2-0. Katie McDermott sent a pass over to Ancelj, who bent a shot from the right inside the far post at 21:38.
With time winding down in the opening half, the Minutewomen's offense began to come alive. After winning possession deep in Fordham territory, junior Therese Smith corralled a throw-in from freshman Jenna Goodwin, dribbled around a pair of Rams defenders and fired a shot past Rachel Suther to put UMass on the board at 43:09.
The Minutewomen followed up by continuing to pressure in the second half. In the 76th minute, Smith sent a pass forward to redshirt junior Sydney Stoll. Stoll's initial shot in a one-on-one with Suther was stopped by the goalkeeper, but Stoll collected her own rebound and sent it home for the equalizer at 75:37.
UMass had several more scoring chances, but was not able to punch in a third tally before the end of the period, sending the match into overtime. Then in the 98th minute, Leah Loguidice intercepted a pass by a Minutewoman defender and scored on Cota from point blank range.
Fordham finished with a 19-14 shot advantage and led in corner kicks, 5-3. Suther totaled six saves for the Rams, while Cota had two for UMass. Fouls were 6-3 against Fordham.
The Minutewomen return to action next Saturday, Oct. 17, with a home match against Rhode Island at 1 p.m.
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