UMass Continues Winning Ways In A-10, With 1-0 Victory Over Fordham
Oct. 22, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Jenny Roehrig (Coram, N.Y.) scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute to lift UMass to a 1-0 win over Fordham in Atlantic 10 women's soccer action on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Minutewomen evened their conference record at 4-4 and are currently in a tie for fourth place in the league. UMass has now won four of its last six games and is 6-8 overall.
UMass' sophomore goalkeeper Kristin Walker (Lincoln Park, N.J.) notched her second shutout in a row. It is the first time since October of 2001, UMass has blanked back-to-back opponents, as the Minutewomen beat Xavier last Friday in Ohio, 2-0.
"I was very pleased with this performance," said head coach Jim Rudy. "We are starting to click at the right time. These games are very important as far as points for the conference standings. We were tactically and technically strong today."
Roehrig scored at the 62:25 mark as she banged home a rebound off a shot by senior Lindsey Fairweather (Kingston, Mass.) into the lower left corner after the rebound came off the goalkeeper's hands.
The Minutewomen dominated the entire first half as they outshot the Rams, 13-2. UMass had great scoring chances all half as Roehrig had a great chance with 16:45 left in the first as she shot high from just in front of the goal. Then with 10:52 left in the half, Fairweather had a quick kick shot that was saved by Fordham's Julie Wynns. Fairweather blasted another shot off the post with 7:50 left in the first half.
The second half saw Fordham come out strong taking the first five shots of the half, but UMass countered as freshman Britt Canfield (Granville, Mass.) mounted the pressure as she boomed a shot off the crossbar which would have give UMass another goal.
Overall, UMass outshot Fordham, 21-9. In goal, Wynns was strong with nine saves.
UMass hosts its annual Senior Day on Sunday as LaSalle comes to Rudd Field for a 1 p.m. showdown in a key A-10 match.
The top six teams in the conference advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Rudd Field on Nov. 4-7.