Fordham Nips UMass Women's Soccer In 2OT, 3-2
Oct. 20, 2013
BRONX, N.Y. - Despite a second straight multi-goal game for senior Brittany Moore, the UMass women's soccer team fell at Fordham in double overtime by the score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. Following the setback, the Minutewomen are 6-8-2 on the season, 2-3-1 in Atlantic 10 matches, while the Rams improve to 4-8-3 (2-3-1 A-10)
Fordham was first to score on the afternoon, taking a 1-0 lead 6:29 into the contest. Off a pass from Jessica Widmann, Casey Nowakowski boomed a shot from 25 yards out into the UMass net.
Moore leveled the score for UMass in the 21st minute. Following a long-range strike by senior Grace Coombs, Moore was there at the right post to boot home the rebound for her fourth tally of the weekend.
Then at the 58:29 mark, Moore gave the Minutewomen a 2-1 lead as her shot from 10 yards out to the right of goal found its way past Rams' netminder Ally White. Freshman Megan Burke and sophomore Jen Coppola earned assists on the play.
However, Fordham managed to pull level with UMass in the 70th minute as Ivana Lahcanski and Kaitlyn Carballeira set up a strike from the middle of the box by Widmann for her third of the year to force overtime.
Then, after out-shooting UMass 8-0 in the first overtime period, the Rams broke through for the game-winner in the second OT. Maria Lorena Canicatti collected a pass from Widmann and sent a shot from 15 yards out into the bottom right corner.
Fordham finished the match with a 22-11 shot advantage over the Minutewomen, while corner kicks were even at three apiece. Redshirt freshman Danielle Kriscenski totaled eight saves in net for UMass and White registered five stops for the Rams.
The Minutewomen travel to Richmond for their next match on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.