UMass Women's Soccer Team Blanks The Musketeers


CINCINNATI, OH --- The visiting University of Massachusetts Minutewomen defeated the Xavier University Musketeers 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Xavier University Soccer Complex. UMass raised its record to 3-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference and 5-8 overall, while Xavier fell to 3-3-1 in the Atlantic 10 and 4-10-1 overall.

The two teams battled to a scoreless tie for over 70 minutes of action before UMass finally broke the deadlock. Freshman Britt Canfield pushed one past the Xavier goalkeeper on an unassisted goal at the 70:50 mark. Canfield scored again less than two minutes later from 16 yards out at the 72:03 mark off an assist from freshman Jenny Roehrig.

Prior to the two late UMass goals, Xavier had not allowed a goal since the October 8 match at Temple. That stretch by the XU defense covered 272 minutes of action.

XU’s four-match homestand continues on Friday when the Musketeers host A-10 rival George Washington in a 7:00 p.m. match.