Rams Downed by UMass, 1-0

Rams Downed by UMass, 1-0

RHODE ISLAND (0-10-0, 0-2-0 A-10)
Starters: Brennan (GK), Waldron, D'Anna, Haggerty, Elworthy, Wakeford, Bentick, Osmanski, Schafer, Goncalves, Brodeur 
Substitutes: Bike, Mayo, Sengphilom

UMASS (7-2-0, 2-0-0 A-10) 
Starters: Ryan (GK), Beaulieu, Sclafani, Frisk, Laaksonen, Pereira, Kozlowski, Taffuri, Hipp, Thomas, Doster 
Substitutes: Marra, Comendul, Barry, Schioldan, Williams, Bonavita, Carazza, Petursdottir, Schwartz

Scoring Summary
72:28 - UMASS - Marra

How it Happened
Rhode Island fell to Massachusetts 1-0 in a Sunday afternoon match at the URI Soccer Complex. 

UMass had an aggressive start to the game, keeping the pressure on Rhode Island's defense for a majority of the first half. The Minutewomen took the first five shots of the game unanswered. A cornerkick from Alexa Elworthy put the Rams in scoring position in the 25th minute, but Aysha Bentick's header attempt went high over the net. Both Rhody and UMass finished the first half scoreless. 

A cornerkick by Signe Schioldan sparked the Massachusetts offense, putting them on the board in the second half of the match. Kelly Marra connected with the ball and snuck a shot in past Brennan to give the Minutewomen a 1-0 edge that they held onto for the victory. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior Alexa Elworthy earned a home start at the URI Soccer Complex for the first time this season.
  • Sophomore Brooke Osmanski tallied Rhode Island's only shot on goal in today's match.
  • Senior goalkeeper Haley Brennan had a career-high nine saves. 
  • Massachusetts held the advantage in shots (21-5) and cornerkicks (11-3).  

Up Next 
The Rams will travel to St. Louis to take on the Billikens in an 8:00 p.m. match this Thursday, Sept. 27.