Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision To Dayton
Oct. 11, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's soccer program suffered a 1-0 loss to the Dayton Flyers at home on Rudd Field Friday evening. UMass dropped to 5-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in Atlantic 10 play while Dayton improved to 8-4-1 and 3-0-0 with the victory.
The Flyers got their only goal during the 54th minute when Nicole Waters found Stephanie Emery open near the center of the 18-yard box. UMass goalkeeper Danielle Kriscenski stepped from the end line to challenge Waters for possession, with Waters able to send a bouncing pass to Emery as Kriscenski dove to knock the ball loose. Emery redirected the play on-goal before Kriscenski was able to recover to earn her sixth tally of the season and create the difference in the contest.
The Minutewomen were inches away from securing a 1-0 lead only 28 seconds into the contest. Following the opening whistle, UMass controlled play near the Dayton goalmouth, with Julia Weithofer fighting off Flyer's goalkeeper Elizabeth James and a marking defender to earn the first scoring chance of the game. However, Weithofer's header shot from two yards out skipped off of the right post and settled wide of the cage to keep the game scoreless.
Lauren Skesavage, Jackie Bruno and Alyssa Fratarcangeli added a shot on goal each during competition with Dayton; however, James was able to corral all three attempts to secure the shutout. Skesavage's blast happened during the 31st minute of competition while Bruno and Fratarcangeli added their on-target shots in the 72nd and 81st minutes, respectively.
Massachusetts led in shots, 13-12 while Dayton earned more attempts on-goal, 5-3. Corner kicks were tied at 3-3 while the Minutewomen were called for 14 fouls to 12 whistled against the Flyers. Kriscenski finished with four saves for UMass.
The Maroon and White continue Atlantic 10 Conference competition at Saint Louis with a 1 p.m. game on Oct. 13.