AMHERST, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to the University of Massachusetts Sunday afternoon by a score of 2-0. The loss puts the Wildcats at 1-6-1 on the year while the Minutewomen improve to 4-4-0. The Wildcats notched seven shots on net in the match.
In the first half, both squads were nearly even in offense with New Hampshire tallying seven shots while Massachusetts notched nine shots. Despite the offensive pressure, the score remained deadlocked at 0-0 through the first half of play.
It was not until the 77th minute of play until the draw was broken by Massachusetts when Tor Moa Mattsson notched the first goal of the game. The play originated when Hlin Gunnlaugsdottir centered the ball, finding Tor Sousa. Sousa then set the pass to Mattsson who knocked a shot into the net from eight yards out, giving UMass a 1-0 lead. In the 82nd minute, Gunnlaugsdottir tallied her third point of the game with the second goal for Massachusetts. Mattsson sent a quick pass to Gunnlaugsdottir, who then fired a shot to the lower right corner of the net for the 2-0 advantage. At the end of the match, the score was finalized at 2-0.
Wildcat keeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) tallied four saves on the six shots the Minutewomen sent on net while Emily Cota stopped all seven shots she faced, giving Massachusetts the shutout. UMass outshot UNH 19-9 in the match while corner kicks remained even at 5-5. All seven of New Hampshire's shots all came from different Wildcats. Mattsson led the way for Massachusetts in the shot column with four, two of which were on net.
New Hampshire returns to play when they travel to Holy Cross on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Kickoff will take place at 7 p.m.