Women's Soccer

Stoll's Late Tally Gives Women's Soccer 1-0 Win Over GW

Lauren Yelinek tallied her second assist on the season on Friday against George Washington.

Lauren Yelinek tallied her second assist on the season on Friday against George Washington.

Oct. 30, 2009

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AMHERST, Mass. - With overtime looming, the UMass women's soccer team punched in a late goal to down George Washington, 1-0, on Rudd Field on Friday afternoon. The Minutewomen are now 5-10-2 on the year, 4-6-0 in the Atlantic 10, while the Colonials drop to 6-8-4 overall and 3-5-2 in conference play.

The first half was evenly played, with GW holding a slight advantage in shots, 5-4, at the intermission. UMass placed one on frame in the opening period, a strike by junior Therese Smith (Holyoke, Mass./Holyoke) that was easily grabbed by Colonials' netminder Lindsey Rowe for her lone save of the day.

With time winding down in a fast-paced second half, sophomore Lauren Yelinek (Ludlow, Mass./Minnechaug Regional/Texas Tech) advanced the ball to Smith on the right flank. Smith's initial cross into the box deflected off Rowe to redshirt junior Sydney Stoll (Dedham, Mass./Dedham) who sent home her fifth of the season for the Minutewomen at 85:26.

UMass' defense held strong over the remaining 4:34 of the contest to preserve the shutout. Following a George Washington corner kick, the Colonials nearly netted an equalizer amidst a scramble in front, but the ball was cleared off the line by a Minutewoman defender.

Senior Lauren Luckey (Hendersonville, Tenn./Pope John Paul II) and freshman Emily Cota (Green Lane, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) split time in net for UMass and finished with three saves apiece.

George Washington totaled 13 shots to the Minutewomen's eight, while corner kicks were 5-4 in favor of GW and fouls were 14-10, against the Colonials.

UMass wraps up the regular season at home on Sunday, Nov. 11, on Rudd Field. Prior to kick-off, the Minutewomen will honor the four senior members of this year's squad in a Senior Day ceremony.



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