Bruehwiler & Hathaway score for Golden Bears
BOSTON, Mass. (September 19, 2019) – Despite scoring a pair of second half goals, the Western New England University women's soccer team came up just short in a 3-2 loss to UMass Boston on Thursday night in non-conference action at James Cotter Field.
UMass Boston sophomore forward Morgan Palma (Halifax, Mass.) sparked the Beacons offensively with a goal and an assist. Sophomore forward Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) and sophomore defender Dani Anderson (St. Augustine, Fla.) also found the back of the net.
Palma staked the Beacons to a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute with assists from Jahlyla Ocampo (Braintree, Mass.) and Mary Jo Murphy (Worcester, Mass.).
UMass Boston led by the same margin at the break, before the Golden Bears equalized at the 60:50 mark when Bruehwiler fired a shot off the far post and into the net from 20 yards out.
Anderson put the home team back in front in the 68th minute, before McGettrick provided UMass Boston with an insurance goal with 11 minutes to play.
Hathaway's first collegiate goal on a header late in regulation brought the Golden Bears back to within one (3-2), but UMass Boston held on down the stretch to secure the win.
• UMass Boston outshot Western New England 23-8, including 12-1 in the first half.
• Bruehwiler is tied for the team lead in points with six (1 goal, 4 assists).
• WNE senior goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) made nine saves in the loss.
Western New England (2-4-1) returns home to host Johnson & Wales on Saturday morning at 11 a.m., while UMass Boston (5-2) continues its three-game homestand against Castleton on Saturday at 2 p.m.