NEWPORT, R.I.—Her teammates and coaches have become accustomed to watching Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) raise the bar time and time again, but Ledin took her play to a new level Monday afternoon setting the UMass Boston single-game program-records for goals (five) and points (10) in a 5-0 victory over Salve Regina University at Reynolds Field.
Ledin scored all five markers for the Beacons on the day she was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, to help UMass Boston move to 9-4 and earn their third win in three tries over the Seahawks. Salve Regina fell to 2-11-1 with the loss.
After tying the previous UMB program-record for points (eight) multiple times last season, Ledin easily eclipsed the mark Monday with five goals in a span of 45 minutes.
Sophomore Kara Peters (Feeding Hills, Mass.) recorded a new-career high with two assists in the contest, while seniors Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.), Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) and junior Amanda Pugliese (Pembroke, Mass.) each added one helper.
In net, Kristen Spain (Quincy, Mass.) made four stops in 64:23 to move to 8-4, while she and Dani Perkins (Murrieta, Calif.) combined for the Beacons sixth shutout of the season. Perkins made three saves in relief over the final 25:37.
Salve Regina goalie Jacqueline McPherson fell to 0-3 despite making 10 saves on 15 shots on goal.
UMass Boston dominated the contest from start to finish earning a 23-10 shot advantage and 2-0 margin in corner kicks.
After a scoreless first 25 minutes, Ledin kicked off the scoring at the 27:56 mark, when she took a pass from Andrews to give UMB a 1-0 advantage.
It took over 30 minutes for the reigning Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year to score her second tally, as Ledin broke through with her second marker off a pass from Peters at 59:09.
Ledin made it 3-0 just over five minutes later, when she took a pass from Cristoforo and finished to at 64:23.
The Beacons junior forward pushed the lead to 4-0 at 70:28 when Pugliese sent her a terrific pass and the Beacons junior forward rocketed a shot past a diving McPherson.
UMass Boston closed out the scoring at 71:44, when Peters and Ledin hooked up for a second time, as Ledin's fifth tally gave her both the program-record for goals and points in a single-game on the play.
For the third consecutive season, Ledin leads UMass Boston and the Little East Conference with 19 goals and 43 total points.
UMass Boston will have a short turnaround, as they host Western New England University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fourth overall matchup between the programs.