BOSTON – Grace McGettrick scored in the 102nd minute to complete the UMass Boston comeback as the Beacons rallied from a 2-0 first half deficit to earn a 3-2 double overtime win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference women's soccer game Wednesday night at James Cotter Field.
The win extends UMass Boston's streak to 10 and improves its overall record to 13-2 and 5-0 in the Little East Conference. The Huskies drop to 5-9-1 and 1-5 in the Little East Conference.
ON THE PITCH:
The Huskies led 2-0 headed into the halftime break on first half goals from junior Ciera Berthiaume (Windham, Maine) and senior Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine). Berthiaume scored in the 38th minute, while Kalilwa made it 2-0 in the 42nd. It was the seventh goal of the season for both players.
USM retained its two-goal advantage late into the second half before Mary Jo Murphy scored the first of her two goals in the game in the 76th minute. With her team trailing 2-1 and less than five minutes remaining in regulatiom, Murphy scored her second goal of the game and second goal of the season in the 86th minute to force the overtime action.
UMass Boston outshot USM 5-1 in the first overtime but the game remained at 2-2 after 10 minutes. McGettrick scored her 10th of the season just minutes into the second overtime to earn the game-winner.
UMB finished the game with a 27-13 edge in shots and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Maria Spylios earned the win for the Beacons making three saves and allowing two goals in 101:04 of action. Freshman Kayla Gorman made nine saves in the losing effort.
NEWS & NOTES:
Berthiaume's first half goal give her 20 in her career. In just 33 career games, the Husky forward is now fifth in career goals, and fifth in career points (20 goals, 11 assists) with 51. Kalilwa now has 17 goals in her career and is seventh in career records.
Southern Maine remains on the road and faces Eastern Nazarene on Saturday (12:00 pm).