River Hawks fight for 1-1 draw at BU
BOSTON – UMass Lowell’s women’s soccer team faced Boston University in their second game of the season on Monday night, ending in a 1-1 draw after two rainy overtime at Nickerson Field.
Ioanna Papatheodorou (Nea Erithraia, Greece) The second goal of the season came less than four minutes after a rally started in the second half, as the River Hawks kicked off the road part of their 2021 campaign.
In the first 45 minutes, the River Hawks tested BU goalie Gretchen Bennet with four shots, two of them on target. The best luck came in the 11th minute when the senior captain Emilie Nelson (Peabody, Mass.) Fired a low blow, forcing a plunging stop from Bennet’s hands.
Both teams kept shooting, but it was the home side who took the lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first set. Abigail McNulty received a pass from Geovanna Pereira 20 yards past Wesson and into the upper left corner.
The Terriers generated most of the pressure in the first half, sweeping seven shots to five for UMass Lowell. With extra strength, rookie Morgan wesson (Monson, Mass.) Had its best outing with three saves in the first frame.
Coming out at halftime, Papatheodorou brought UMass Lowell back to 48th minute level, squeezing through the Terrier defense to bury the shot from the cross for the 18-yard mark.
Each team continued to make more attempts, but neither team took advantage of their opportunities to force the game to last for extra minutes.
In extended periods, Wesson made the only save in the 102nd minute to keep the Terriers from advancing.
From there, the River Hawks will now look to Thursday afternoon when they travel to Amherst, Mass. For a game against Massachusetts at 4:00 p.m., which will be played as part of the Kennedy Cup Challenge.