Women's Soccer Falls To Dayton 5-1 In A-10 Championship
Nov. 6, 2011
DAYTON, Ohio - Three first half goals helped Dayton past UMass, 5-1, for the 2011 Atlantic Women's Soccer Championship on Sunday afternoon at Dayton's Baujan Field. The Flyers earn their third consecutive A-10 tile and improve to 19-3-0, while the Minutewomen fall to 14-5-2 and will await the outcome of the NCAA selection show to see if their season will continue.
In the opening minute of the contest, Juliana Libertin and Stephanie Emery set up Colleen Williams at the top of the 18. Williams took one dribble and fired a top-shelf shot past UMass netminder Emily Cota.
Williams connected for her second of the game at 9:27. She finished a drop pass from Libertin that came from Josie Grant.
Grant set up the third Flyers' tally as well, sending a through ball ahead to Stephanie Emery who dribbled to her left and finished with a shot off a Minutewoman defender at 29:27.
UMass' best opportunities came in the second half, but Emily Kenyon's penalty kick made it 4-0 in the 68th minute, while Willliams completed her hat trick moments later.
In the final minute of play, freshman Alyssa D'Arcy netted her first career goal for the Minutewomen to break up the shutout at 89:46.
Dayton finished with a 24-6 shot advantage and led in corner kicks, 9-0. Fouls were 15-10, against UMass. Junior Emily Cota made five saves for the Minutewomen, while Stephanie Gordon played the final 15:42 and stopped one shot. Jordin Melchert had one save for the Flyers.
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