by Arpeni Mael, Editor-in-Chief
Talia D’Ambruoso of the women’s soccer team scored a goal in the 54th minute to tie the game 1-1 against the Corsairs and the Pioneers on Wednesday, September 21.
The first half of the game went without either team scoring. In the 48th minute of play, Smith College was able to make their mark.
Reilly Sullivan was able to rifle a shot 20 yards out into the top right corner, where it missed the fingers of Becca Field in the net.
Early in the second half, D’Ambruoso was able to capitalize on a free kick. She maneuvered her way around the Pioneer wall to the lower right corner from 30 yards out. This goal tied the game.
In the 80th minute, Erica Farias sailed a penalty kick over the crossbar.
UMass Dartmouth registered two shots on goal in the overtime periods compared to Smith’s one. Neither team was able to convert the score to clinch a win.
Field was able to register three saves in goal for the Corsairs. This game marked her second-straight time in the net this season.
Shelby Hall tallied six saves on the evening as well. The Corsairs were able to out-shoot the Pioneers 16-13, holding the advantage in corner kicks, 4-3.
UMass Dartmouth traveled to Western Connecticut to continue their Little East Conference action. Unfortunately, they lost 4-0 to the Colonials.
Autumn Sorice of Western Connecticut registered a hat trick.
Andrea DeVoe struck first for the Colonials when she cut off a Corsair pass in the midfield. She connected with Sorice at the top of the box, who then went on to beat UMass Dartmouth goalkeeper Madison Boucher in the top-right corner.
A few seconds later, Jasmine Grey scored her first collegiate goal. Grey put together a corner kick to put the final total at four goals.
Despite the loss for the Corsairs, Boucher made three stops in 66 minutes in the net.
Korina Miguel made her first three saves of her career. Jillian Fernandez made five saves in net for Western Connecticut.
D’Ambruoso led the Corsairs with three shots, and Farias had a pair of shots on goal.
The Colonials out-shot UMass Dartmouth 19-12, and they held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Corsairs will be back in action on Tuesday, September 27 when Springfield College visits at 7 p.m.