Sept. 28, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team dropped its Atlantic 10-opening game, falling 3-0 to Massachusetts Friday evening at Finnesey Field.
The Minutewomen, who controlled play for a majority of the first half, scored their first goal in the 25th minute. Massachusetts' Britt Canfield drove down the left side of the field and crossed a pass to teammate Sydney Stoll in the middle of the box. Stoll gathered the pass and beat SJU's sophomore goalkeeper Megan Bastianelli from six yards out at the 24:39 mark.
Holding a 10-2 advantage in shots over the first 45 minutes, Massachusetts added a pair of goal in the second half to seal the victory. Canfield scored unassistsed at 62:41, while Cristina Adams added the third goal at 85:49 off a pass from Stoll.
For the game, the Minutewomen out shot Saint Joseph's 16-6 and held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.
Individually, Bastianelli was the hard-luck loser, making a game-high four saves on the night. Senior forward Shannon Osborn led the offense with two shots.
On the other side, Kristin Walker made three saves to earn the shutout for Massachusetts.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-7-1 and 0-1-0 in conference play, while the Minutewomen improve to 6-0-1 and 1-0-0 in the A-10.
Saint Joseph's returns to action this Sunday, September 30, when the Hawks travel to Xavier.