Women's Soccer

Minutewomen Fall To Dayton, 4-1 In A-10 Tournament

Junior Grace Coombs assisted on UMass' lone tally against Dayton on Thursday evening.

Junior Grace Coombs assisted on UMass' lone tally against Dayton on Thursday evening.

Nov. 1, 2012

Box Score

KINGSTON, R.I. - UMass sophomore Moa Mattsson scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season, but Dayton's three second-half goals helped the Flyers past the Minutewomen, 4-1 in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Tournament at the URI Soccer Complex on Thursday evening. UMass, the No. 7 seed in the tournament, ends the year at 9-10-1, while No. 2 Dayton will advance to the semifinals with a record of 14-4-1.

After Kelsey Smigel hit the post for the Flyers in the fourth minute, sophomore Alyssa D'Arcy had the Minutewomen's first scoring chance of the contest at 7:25 as her header from close range was grabbed by Jordin Melchert.

Dayton managed to take a 1-0 lead before the intermission, though. Smigel collected a pass from Stephanie Emery, dribbled into the middle of the 18-yard box and put a shot into the right side of the net at 34:53.

The Flyers made it a 2-0 margin early in the second half as Haley Keller sent the ball home into the right corner at 48:45.

UMass then cut the deficit to one shortly after senior goalkeeper Emily Cota turned aside a penalty kick by Juliana Libertin. On a free kick from Grace Coombs along the right-hand side, Mattsson headed in the service to bring the score to 2-1.

However, Dayton promptly responded, regaining the two-goal advantage just 29 seconds later. Ashley Campbell bent a shot in under the crossbar for the Flyers' third of the night.

Libertin added Dayton's fourth and final tally in the 64th minute off a feed from Colleen Williams.

The Flyers finished the match with a 27-9 shot advantage and led in corner kicks, 7-2. Cota made six saves for Minutewomen, while senior Stephanie Gordon played the final 15:50 and stopped one. Melchert registered four saves for Dayton.



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