Nov. 13, 2010
KEENE, NH - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team fell to Endicott College, 3-0, in the semifinals of the ECAC New England tournament this afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex on the campus of Keene State College. With the win, the Gulls improve to 17-5-2 and advance to the ECAC championship match to face off against Keene State College who was a 2-1 winner over MCLA in the other semifinal match. The loss ends the Beacons 2010 campaign with a 14-6-4 overall mark, tying the program record for wins in a season
Endicott netted the lone goal in the first half, when senior midfielder Sarah Johnson (Harrisville, RI) took a cross from Karyn Plante (Sanford, ME) at the 38:49 mark to put the Gulls up 1-0.
Endicott controlled the second-half, scoring two more unanswered goals. Just over five minutes into the period, junior Colleen Pepin (Fairhaven, MA) took a pass right up the middle from Johnson and beat the UMass Boston goalie Katie Coscia (Pittsfield, MA) for the 2-0 advantage.
Endicott added their third goal of the game on a crossing pass from sophomore Micaela Hogan (Salisbury, MA) to a wide open Heather Moody (Dunstable, MA) for the 3-0 victory.
Coscia finished with 11 saves in the losing effort, while Gull netminder Natalie Wyrsch (Dover, NH) finished the game with four saves in the shutout. Coscia ends her rookie campaign with several records in tote including wins in a season (14), shutouts in a season and career (8), consecutive scoreless streak (514 minutes) and total minutes played (2,063).
The championship game will be played Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Owl Athletic Complex.