WALTHAM, Mass.--Despite a career-high 13 saves from freshman goalie Alyssa Fugiel, UMass Boston women's soccer couldnt keep up with #23/25 Brandeis University Saturday in a 1-0 loss at Gordon Field.
#23/25 Brandeis University 1, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 1-2-1, Little East 0-0-0)
(Brandeis University 5-0-0, University Athletic Association 0-0-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second-straight season, the Judges dominated the Beacons in Waltham, as Brandeis amassed a 37-1 shot advantage and dominated possession throughout the contest.
Fugiel kept the Beacons in the contest thanks to the best performance of her young career. The freshman reached double-digit saves for the first time in her career and matched fellow freshman goalie Alyssa Hachey (Somerville, Mass.) for the team-high for saves in a single game.
After a scoreless first half, the Judges broke through at 51:27, thanks to Cidney Moscovitch's second goal of the year. Lea McDaniel's original shot was saved by Fugiel, but Moscovitch pounced on the rebound and put it home on the far post.
The Beacons nearly were held without a shot for the full 90 minutes. Freshman Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, Conn.) recorded the team's first shot of the contest at 89:58, but the attempt went wide.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston failed to score for a second-consecutive contest Saturday. The Beacons had not been shutout in back-to-back games since September 17-20, 2011.
- The Beacons have failed to record a shot on goal in each of their first four contests this season.
- With her 13 saves Saturday, Fugiel stands tied for first in the Little East with her 37 saves and second in the conference with her .902 save percentage
UMass Boston will look to get back into the win column on Wednesday, when UMass Boston travels to Babson College for a 6 p.m. game. Last season, the two teams played to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Opening Day.