September 9, 2008

UMass Dartmouth Rides Early Score to Non-Conference Win

Sept. 9, 2008

Box Score

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A change of venue could not prevent the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s women’s soccer team from jumping out to an early lead and going on to defeat visiting MIT, 3-1, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday. Senior forward Sarah Killingbeck paced the win by scoring twice for the Corsairs.

Killingbeck took a pass from freshman midfielder Rebecca Dillon and fired home a shot just 54 seconds into the game, before adding an insurance goal from 18 yards away with in the 61st minute.

Dillon scored the other goal for UMass Dartmouth in the 18th minute. Knocking it home from close range after being set up a corner kick from junior defender Kelsey Boothby, Dillon punched in what proved to be the game-winner.

Freshman Alisha Lussiez scored for the Engineers after taking a pass from Monique Squiers in the 68th minute. Although MIT outshot UMass Dartmouth, 12-10, the late score couldn't rally the Engineers to pull even. 

Corsair sophomore goalkeeper Tanya Braga made four saves while MIT goalie Stephanie Brenman made three stops in the loss. UMass Dartmouth improved to 1-2 with the victory, while MIT dropped to 1-3.

The match was originally scheduled for the grass field at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex, but was moved to the turf at Cressy Field after a heavy afternoon rainstorm.