BOSTON, Mass. – A Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) goal in the eighth minute proved to be the only tally of the contest as women's soccer extended their win-streak to eight straight following a 1-0 victory over Salve Regina University Tuesday evening at James Cotter Field.
UMass Boston 1, Salve Regina University 0
UMass Boston (11-2-0)
Salve Regina University (7-6-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
McGettrick's game-winning tally, which was her sixth of the season, came off of a cross from fellow sophomore Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.). Crawford hit a perfect corner kick to the far post, where McGettrick tapped the ball into the back of the net to give the Beacons the early advantage.
Following the score the Beacons would control the ball for nearly the entire first half, but would fail to capitalize on multiple opportunities.
After the break, Salve Regina began to show life offensively, but could not break through the Beacons backline which was anchored by sophomore Dani Anderson (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Kenya Wade (Cambridge, Mass.).
Crawford, had multiple chances from distance, but she was denied barely, by Salve Regina goalkeeper Jenna Park.
Park finished the loss, her sixth of the season, with nine saves, while her UMass Boston counterpart Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) made just two stops. Spylios became just the first goalkeeper since Dani Perkins '14 to record 10 wins in a season, as she improved to 10-2-0 overall.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Beacons are now 4-0 against Salve Regina
- The Beacons have now outscored the Seahawks 12-2 in their previous four meetings
- Tonight's contest was the first meeting between UMB and SRU since 2013, which All-American Krista Ledin set the program record for goals scored in a game with five
- Tuesday's shutout was the sixth of the year for Spylios
- The Beacons outshot the Seahawks 20-7, 11-3 in shots on goal
- UMass Boston also held a 11-1 advantage in corner kicks
- With Tuesday's win, head coach Amy Zombeck is now just five wins away from her 150th
The Beacons will travel to Curry College on Saturday for a 12 p.m. non-conference game.