Belmont Women lose 7-0August 31 2010 at 10:53 PM
Women's Soccer Falls to Minnesota
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Belmont women's soccer team (0-3) was unable to overcome an early two goal deficit and fell to visiting Minnesota (3-1) on Tuesday afternoon at Whitten Soccer Complex. The Bruins dropped the contest 7-0 in the first ever meeting between the programs.
The Bruins wasted little time attacking the Minnesota goal, making their first move three minutes into the first stanza. A pair of passes from senior Erica Carter (Spring, Texas) and sophomore Lauren Paynter (Danville, Ky.) opened the door for junior Jamie Loftis (Hermitage, Tenn.) to fire a shot at the Golden Golpher goal that went just wide. Despite penetrating into Bruin territory, BU was able to break up several Minnesota passes aimed at setting up goals. Suddenly, UM ramped up offensively and was able to notch back-to-back goals over the span of 90 seconds. By the 33rd minute, the Golden Gophers had gone up 3-0. Sophomore Laura Harris (Macon, Ga.) made an amazing diving header in the final seven minutes of the first stanza that was barely blocked by the UM defense. Minnesota also went on to score one more goal before the end of the first half.
The Bruins stepped up their defensive effort in the second half but the Golden Gophers continued to use their speed to an advantage and broke up several goal scoring opportunities throughout the half. Minnesota scored a trio of goals before the 86th minute and burned the clock for the remainder of the contest to take the game, 7-0.
"Sometimes you have one of those days and this was one of those days for us against a great team," said Head Coach Lisa Howe. "We don't play teams of their athletic ability everyday and it was tough. There were too few early adjustments on a day like today."
"What we discussed at halftime, they came out and did. People defended better, passed more and trapped Minnesota in areas of the field we set out to. I was pleased they executed what we talked about at halftime."
Senior Jessica Rix (Carmel, Ind.) also notched a shot for the Bruins.
Junior Sari Lin (Carefree, Ariz.) and freshman Nicole Berner (Randolph, N.J.) split time inside the net, combining for eight saves.
Belmont is back in action on Sunday at Whitten Soccer Complex, hosting Arkansas State. Match time is slated for 2 p.m.
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- Re: Is there a specific reason we are supposed to care? - Anonymous on Sep 1, 2010, 9:58 AM
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- So, they lost to both Clemson and Minn. end of story - Anonymous on Sep 1, 2010, 1:10 PM
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- first of all - Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010, 2:52 PM
- Re: first of all - Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010, 9:06 AM
- But probably not as good as W&M, Denver or UNC Greensboro (eom) - Anonymous on Sep 3, 2010, 4:52 PM