LEICESTER, Mass. –10-year head coach Kevin Cumberbatch earned his 100th career win as the women's soccer head coach for Worcester State in the Lancers' 3-0 shutout over the host Becker College in a Thursday evening game at Alumni Field.
September 14, 2017
Score: Worcester State 3, Becker 0
Records: Worcester State (3-1-2) | Becker (2-3)
Despite Worcester State taking 10 shots (four on goal) in the first half, the Lancers were unable to slip one past Becker's starting goaltender, Jordyn Martel (Chicopee, Mass.), resulting in a 0-0 score at the half.
The Lancers stepped it up in the second frame as sophomore Kaitlin Beluzo (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) tallied her fourth goal of the season when she blasted a solo shot from 25 yards out in the 55th minute. Following a lightening delay, Worcester State's Skylar Alves (Ashburnham, Mass.) setup rookie Talia Borci (Leicester, Mass.) for her the insurance goal, putting the score at 2-0. An own goal a minute later sealed Worcester State's victory.
A NUMBERS GAME
- Throughout the entirety of the game, Worcester State's defense did not allow Becker one scoring opportunity, as they held a 25-0 shot advantage and a 10-0 margin in corner kicks.
- Worcester State's goalkeepers Ashleigh Tapia (W. Warwick, R.I.) and Jill Zinkus (Grafton, Mass.) registered a combined shutout, while Tapia earned her first collegiate win in net.
- Becker's Martel suffered the loss, stopping 13-of-15 shots on net for a .857 save percentage in the 78:19 minutes played.
- With Cumberbatch's 100th career win, his record stands at 100-55-26 (.624).
The women's soccer team opens up Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) play on Saturday (Sep. 16) when they travel to MCLA for a 1 p.m. game.