FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – With 10 saves by Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.) and a lone goal by Julia Masionis (Milford, Mass.), women's soccer notched their first shutout of 2016 as they blanked Framingham State University 1-0 Wednesday afternoon at Maple Street Field.
UMass Boston 1, Framingham State University 0
UMass Boston (3-10-2)
Framingham State U. (5-9-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Despite being outshot 11-to-1 in the first half the two teams entered the break scoreless. The Beacons sole first half shot was a well-executed one-time shot that took a diving save by Rams goalkeeper Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux (East Brookfield, Mass.) to keep the score even.
After a hard foul in the 57th minute resulting in a Rams player getting their second yellow card the Rams had to play a player down for the duration of the contest. Just seconds after the foul the Beacons gained possession and went for goal. Masionis sent a strike that was saved by Gagne-Lamoureux but Masionis gathered her own rebound and a sent it past the Rams keeper.
Gagne-Lamoureux made four stops in the setback for the Rams.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time UMass Boston is now 5-6-3 when facing the Rams
- The Beacons extend their unbeaten streak to five straight matches (4-0-1)
- Wednesday's shutout marked the seventh in the career of Fugiel, who now sits tied for third all-time
- Masionis' goal marked the second of the year for the sophomore
The Beacons will travel to Western Connecticut State University on Saturday at 12 p.m.