Sept. 28, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, MA) scored a pair of goals and notched an assist to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team over Becker College, 6-0, this afternoon in the rain at the Clark Athletic Center field on the campus of UMass Boston. With the two tallies, Andrews has nine this season which is tied for the sixth highest total in school history. With the win the Beacons improve to 6-1-3 on the year while the loss drops the Hawks to 3-5 overall.
Leading 2-0 at the 26:11 mark, junior midfielder Brianna Cavanaugh (Belchertown, MA) set up Andrews who buried the shot from 22-yards out, and then, early in the second half, Andrews took a through-ball from freshman forward Kelli Neville (Milton, MA), eluded Hawks senior goalkeeper Alena Phongsa (Putnam, CT) and flicked it into the net.
Neville netted a goal of her own in the first half on a right-foot strike from the top of the 18-yard box. It was her fourth of the season.
Senior midfielders Kimberly Campbell (East Bridgewater, MA) and Nicki Finamore (Weymouth, MA) each collected their first goal of the season for the Beacons. Campbell's came on a rebound off a shot from Andrews, while Finamore found the net when she connected on a cross from the corner by freshman midfielder Julie Nutting (Rockland, MA).
Nutting also picked up the assist on junior midfielder Molly Kuchar's (Ashville, NC) goal which capped the scoring at 80:25.
Phongsa took over in goal at 25:37 in relief of freshman keeper Christina Boucher (Pawcatuk, CT). The Becker College duo was busy all match making 15 combined saves on 35 UMass Boston shots. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Coscia (Pittsfield, MA) made five saves in net for UMass Boston to earn her second consecutive shutout. Except for an own goal, the Beacons have not allowed an opponent goal in over 476 minutes of action.
UMass Boston will be back in action on Saturday, October 2 when it hosts Eastern Connecticut State in a 1:00 p.m. Little East Conference match, while Becker College travels to Mount Ida on Thursday, September 30 for a 4:00 p.m. contest.