Women's Soccer Closes In On Playoff Spot, Wins 3-0
Oct. 29, 2004
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - UMass women's soccer is ever closer to a spot in the 2004 Atlantic 10 Tournament -- being held next week at Rudd Field -- as it beat St. Bonaventure, 3-0 on Friday afternoon.
With the win, UMass is now 5-5 in the A-10 with 15 points and in fifth place in the league -- as the top six teams qualify for the tournament. Overall, UMass is 7-9.
On Friday, the freshman duo of Britt Canfield (Granville, Mass.) and Jenny Roehrig (Coram, N.Y.) continued to work their magic as they scored less than three minutes apart early in the second half. Canfield took the ball in on a one-on-one which was initially saved but came loose and went into the goal. Canfield's goal was her 10th of the season.
Of a failed Bonnie clearance, Roehrig collected the ball at the opt of the box and drove a shot inside the left post.
Sophomore Nadia Villaroel (Belmont, Mass.) added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute for the 3-0 win. Her goal came off a one-timer which she grabbed the rebound and shot the ball into an open net.
In goal, Kristin Walker (Lincoln Park, N.J.) posted her fourth shutout of the season with five saves. With the score 2-0, Walker came up with a huge save late in the game to keep the shutout in tact.
UMass will look to lock up an A-10 playoff berth with a win on Sunday as the Minutewomen conclude the regular-season at Duquesne. The Dukes are hosting Rhode Island tonight and come into play with a 3-5-1 record for 10 points.
Here are the A-10 standings as of this afternoon, Dayton (10-0, 30 points), Richmond (6-3, 18 points -- play St. Joseph's tonight), Rhode Island (5-2-2, 17 points -- play Duquesne tonight), LaSalle (6-4, 18 points), UMass with 15 points, Xavier (4-5-1, 13 points), George Washington (3-3-3, 12 points -- playing Temple today), Duquesne (3-5-1, 10 points), Fordham (3-6-1, 10 points), St. Bonaventure (1-7-2, 5 points) and Temple (1-7-1, 4 points).