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Two Pairs Always Beats Nothing

Once again, the persistent UMB Women´s soccer team has been without fresh legs off the bench and has had to play with only eight players. - Photo by Kory Vergets
Once again, the persistent UMB Women´s soccer team has been without fresh legs off the bench and has had to play with only eight players. – Photo by Kory Vergets

Despite short-handed attempts, the unrelenting UMass Boston women’s soccer team has gone scoreless over the course of five games. On October 23 and October 27 the Beacons were stunned by Wentworth Institute of Technology and Emerson College, respectively. In total, the Beacons were outscored in the two contests 9-0.

In the Beacons’ match against Wentworth Erin Polselli netted a pair of goals along with adding an assist to the stat book for the Leopards. Caillin Wall didn’t waste any time for the Leopards, as she cracked the zero just 1:53 into the match. Nonetheless, senior Kristen Bowes and junior Kristen Smoyer combined for seventeen Beacon saves. The Leopards won 5-0 by out shooting the Beacons 22-2.

Amanda Pinto of Emerson College tried to match the pair that Polselli had against the Beacons, but came up short without the assist high. Still, the Lions of Emerson College beat the Beacons 4-0 with three of the goals being unassisted strikes. Junior Kristen Smoyer guarded the net for the Beacons and recorded another 17 saves; only this time, it was a solo effort by Smoyer. Again, the Beacons were out shot substantially, 21-3.

All things considered this Beacon team should be commended for their effort. They have been playing with a two-player disadvantage in several of their recent contests. With three games left in the 2003 season the Beacons sit at 3-13-0 overall. On November 1 they will have a 1pm home start at Clark Athletic Center Field against fellow Little East Conference institute Western Connecticut State in their final game of the 2003 season.