UMass Boston Holds Off Women’s Soccer, 3-2

Alison Bruehwiler scored her first goal of the season in Western New England's 3-2 loss to UMass Boston on Thursday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)
Alison Bruehwiler scored her first goal of the season in Western New England's 3-2 loss to UMass Boston on Thursday. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)

Bruehwiler & Hathaway score for Golden Bears

BOSTON, Mass. (September 19, 2019) – Despite scoring a pair of second half goals, the Western New England University women's soccer team came up just short in a 3-2 loss to UMass Boston on Thursday night in non-conference action at James Cotter Field.

Top Performers
Sophomore Allison Bruehwiler (Old Saybrook, Conn.) and freshman Summer Hathaway (Colchester, Vt.) both scored their first goals of the season for the Golden Bears in the setback.

UMass Boston sophomore forward Morgan Palma (Halifax, Mass.) sparked the Beacons offensively with a goal and an assist. Sophomore forward Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) and sophomore defender Dani Anderson (St. Augustine, Fla.) also found the back of the net.

Game Review
Palma staked the Beacons to a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute with assists from Jahlyla Ocampo (Braintree, Mass.) and Mary Jo Murphy (Worcester, Mass.).

UMass Boston led by the same margin at the break, before the Golden Bears equalized at the 60:50 mark when Bruehwiler fired a shot off the far post and into the net from 20 yards out.

Anderson put the home team back in front in the 68th minute, before McGettrick provided UMass Boston with an insurance goal with 11 minutes to play.

Hathaway's first collegiate goal on a header late in regulation brought the Golden Bears back to within one (3-2), but UMass Boston held on down the stretch to secure the win.

Notes
• UMass Boston outshot Western New England 23-8, including 12-1 in the first half.
• Bruehwiler is tied for the team lead in points with six (1 goal, 4 assists).
• WNE senior goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) made nine saves in the loss.

Up Next
Western New England (2-4-1) returns home to host Johnson & Wales on Saturday morning at 11 a.m., while UMass Boston (5-2) continues its three-game homestand against Castleton on Saturday at 2 p.m.