Sept. 2, 2008
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) netted a pair of goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team over visiting Eastern Nazarene College, 4-1, this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Field on the campus of UMass Boston. The Beacons win their first match of the season to improve to 1-2-0, while the Crusaders fall to 0-2-0.
Mulry put UMass Boston on the board with her first collegiate goal when she took a cross from junior midfielder Erika Marsters (Mashpee, MA) and scored on a through ball on the left side at 27:52 of the first half. Mulry capped the match's scoring with her second tally and the Beacons' fourth goal of the afternoon on an unassisted shot into the lower right corner of the net with 6:34 left in the contest to give UMB a 4-1 lead.
Junior forward Brenna Mereness (Castleton, NY) prevented the shutout for Eastern Nazarene when she scored unassisted on a defection at the 80:44 mark of the second half to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Sophomore forward Jillian Moreira (Soverville, MA) gave UMass Boston a 2-0 margin when junior midfielder Kristi Morales (San Francisco, CA) and freshman midfielder Taylor Massman (Kingston, MA) combined to find her for a shot into the left lower net for her first score of the season at 42:11 of the first session. The Beacons increased their advantage to 3-0 when Marsters matched her career-high with her second assist to freshman midfielder Molly Kuchar (Ashville, NC) for a shot into the lower left corner of the net at 60:16 of the second half.
Junior keeper Courtney Haroules (Littleton, MA) stopped five shots to record her first win of the year for UMass Boston, while junior Joy Leaser (Encinitas, CA) made six saves for the Crusaders.
The Beacons owned a 23-8 shot advantage for the game.
UMass Boston will be in action again on Saturday, September 6 when it travels to Waltham, MA to take on Brandeis University at 11:00 a.m., while Eastern Nazarene hosts Emerson College on Thursday, September 4 at 3:30 p.m.