Second Half Comeback Falls Short For Women's Soccer

Second Half Comeback Falls Short For Women's Soccer

BOSTON, Mass. – A Taylor Bilyak (Willington, Conn.) goal in the 67th minute ended the Beacons scoring drought but was not enough as Emmanuel College snuck past women's soccer by the final of 2-1 Wednesday evening at Roberto Clemente Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 1, Emmanuel College 2

UMass Boston (0-6-0)
Emmanuel College (3-4-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons scoring drought finally came to an end when Bilyak registered her first collegiate goal to cut the Saints lead in half.  Picking-up her first collegiate assist on the play was Madison Grabowski (Easthampton, Mass.).  The Beacons second half tally, was part of a busy 45 minutes for UMB. 

In the final half of Wednesday's game, UMB registered 12 shots, while holding the Saints to just six chances.  Emmanuel gained the early advantage thanks to a combined 16 shots, which they used to score a pair of goals in the 12th and 18th minutes respectively. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Gigi Braga (Medford, Mass.) had another strong performance between the posts, as she tallied 12 stops in the tough loss.  Braga posted seven saves in the first half, and added five more stops in the second to close out another strong performance for the new starting goalkeeper. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • All-time UMass Boston is now 1-6 against Emmanuel College
  • Thursday's contest marked the first meeting between the Beacons and their former goalkeeper, now Emmanuel co-head coach Dan Campagna
  • Braga's 12 saves marked a new career-high for the sophomore and marked the fourth game that a Beacons goalkeeper made 10 or more saves

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Plymouth State University on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. conference game.