DANBURY, Conn. – Despite a 17 save performance by Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.) women's soccer was unable to battle through as they managed to just three shots in the 2-0 Little East Conference loss to Western Connecticut State University Saturday afternoon at WCSU Complex.
UMass Boston 0, Western Connecticut State University 2
UMass Boston (3-11-2, 1-4-1 Little East Conference)
Western Conn. State U. (11-4-2, 4-1-1 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Colonials got both of their goals in the first 20 minutes of Saturday's contest. The first came in the 6th minute off of the foot of Autumn Sorice. The next would belong to Bailey Julian, with Sorice assisting on the play.
On the day, the Colonials outshot the Beacons 34-3. UMB managed one shot in the first 45 minutes of play, before putting their final two chances on goal in the second half.
Fugiel's 17 stops marked a season-high for the sophomore goalkeeper, and the second most on the year for Beacons stoppers.
With the loss the Beacons are now in a must win situation with only one conference game left in the year. The Beacons will also need some help to earn a spot in the conference tournament.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the loss the Beacons have now dropped four straight to the Colonials, after recording back-to-back wins in 2012 and 2013
- Fugiel has now recorded 10 or more saves in 10 games this season
The Beacons will close out their non-conference schedule on Tuesday at Bridgewater State University. That match will begin at 7 p.m.