Minutewomen Take Care Of Fordham, 2-1
Oct. 13, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Morgan Czaja (Adams, Mass.) scored at the 36:19 mark giving the University of Massachusetts women's soccer team a 2-1 win over Fordham this afternoon at a soggy Rudd Field.
Massachusetts grabbed an early lead just 55 seconds into the game.With the Fordham goalkeeper out of place, junior Erin Lilly (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) dribbled to the right corner of the box and fed a perfect pass to sophomore Erica Wideberg (Randolph, N.J.) who then blasted a shot that found the back of the net. For Wideberg, it was her second goal of the season, while Lilly picked up her team-leading fourth assist. Freshman Tiffany Hamill (Syracuse, N.Y.) was credited with an assist on the play for her first career point.
Czaja gave the Minutewomen a two goal lead when she picked up a loose ball in front of the net following a flurry and put it past Shannon Misiaszek. Wideberg assisted on Czaja's first career goal.
Less than two minutes later, Fordham cut the lead back to one when Lauren Downey fed Kirsten Gellantly on the left side for the score.
In the second half, both teams had chances, but neither could score. UMass junior goalkeeper Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.) finished the game with seven saves, while Misiaszek had six for the Rams.
Fordham out-shot the Minutewomen, 17-12, and each squad had four corner kicks.
Massachusetts returns to action Friday, Oct. 18, with a 7:00 p.m. game at Duquesne.