Brittany DeGrooth Scores Twice As Women’s Soccer Falls To UMass Boston, 3-2, In Overtime

Brittany DeGrooth
Brittany DeGrooth

Boston, Mass.--Senior forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) scored a pair of goals as the Rhode Island College women's soccer team suffered a hard-fought, 3-2, overtime setback atUMass Boston in a little East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
UMass Boston 3, Rhode Island College 2 (OT)
RIC (6-9-1, 2-4-1 LEC)
UMass Boston (11-5-1, 4-2-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC got on the board first when sophomore midfielder Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) sent a pass to DeGrooth who then turned and buried a shot just inside the near post to put the Anchorwomen up, 1-0, in the 25th minute.

• DeGrooth's second goal of the game in the 37th minute came when she blasted in a shot to the far post after a feed from sophomore forward Soleil Galagarza (Pawtucket, RI) to make it 2-0.

• RIC took the two-goal advantage heading into halftime after outshooting UMass Boston by a 14-7 margin in the stanza.

• UMass Boston closed the gap to 2-1 in the 54th minute on a goal from freshman defender Mary Jo Murphy (Worcester, MA), who tapped in a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Shannon Rosemond (Weymouth, MA) and senior forward Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, CT).

• The host Beacons evened the game at 2-2 in the 79th minute as sophomore forward Lindsay Bouscaren (Cambridge, MA) scored with an assist by freshman midfielder Allie Crawford (Kingston, MA).

• Regulation would end with the score tied, 2-2, and send the game into a 10-minute overtime period.

• O'Grady scored the game-winner just 3:54 into overtime, connecting on a long pass from Crawford, to give the Beacons the 3-2 victory.

• Junior goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) made nine saves (4-8-1) for the Anchorwomen in the setback.

• Freshman goalkeeper Caroline Richards (Duxbury, MA) notched four stops (4-1-0) for UMass Boston in the victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• UMass Boston held the 21-17 advantage in shots, while each team had five corner kicks in the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Fitchburg State on Wednesday, Oct. 24 (4 p.m.).