Oct. 11, 2008
BOSTON, MA - Eastern Connecticut State University's women's soccer team scored three second half goals to propel it to a 3-2 come from behind Little East Conference victory over host University of Massachusetts Boston today at the Clark Athletic Center Field. The Beacons' unbeaten streak ends at four as they fall to 5-6-1 overall, including 2-1-1 in LEC play while the Warriors improve to 7-2-0 on the year, 3-0-0 in the LEC.
Eastern Connecticut State freshman forward Lauren Greeney (Bethel, CT) netted her third goal of the season for the match-deciding goal with just 3:46 remaining in the contest. Greeney's score was assisted by junior defender Christine Lemieux (South Windsor, CT) on a chip that found its way through UMass Boston's back line and right to Greeney's foot.
Meghan Ryczek (East Haddam, CT) scored the equalizing goal, less than four minutes before the final tally of the game for the Warriors, with 6:54 remaining in the second half. She broke free on a breakaway that resulted in her fifth goal on the year.
The Beacons opened the game's scoring, early in the first half, on a goal by junior midfielder Kristi Morales (San Francisco, CA). Morales' third goal on the season came only 3:23 into the game when she found the back of the net on a shot from within the box, giving UMB a 1-0 edge. Freshman defender Samantha Place (Newton, NJ) registered the assist on the play, her second of the season.
The Beacons held Eastern Connecticut scoreless for the first 54 minutes of play, before sophomore defender Lauren Hickey's (Southwick, MA) evened the score at 1-1 with her first goal of the season at 54:03. Senior midfielder Nicole Gaudette (Colchester, CT) sent a low cross into the UMass Boston box that Hickey was able to one-time into the lower right corner of the goal.
Freshman forward Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) put UMB back on top by a score of 2-1 when she scored her team-leading ninth goal of the year with 15:22 left to play in the second half. She was able to dribble through the Warriors' defense and finish in the lower left side of the net.
In a match that ECSU outshot UMB 20-8, junior goalkeeper Kim Church (Farmington, CT) earned the victory for the Warriors making one save on the afternoon. UMass Boston junior keeper Courtney Haroules (Littleton, MA) made six saves on the day.
The Beacons will be in action again when they visit inner-city foe Emerson College on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at The Field at Rotch Playground, while the Warriors next play host to Western Connecticut State University on Monday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m. at Nevers Field.