River Hawks Soccer Clipped by Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. -- Zach Ryan’s goal in the 17th minute was the difference as the No. 15 UMass Lowell men’s soccer team suffered its first defeat of the season, falling to Stanford, 1-0, on Friday night.
Despite a second half full of chances for the visiting River Hawks (5-1-1), Ryan’s one-timed tally was able to snap UMass Lowell’s four-game win streak.
“It was a disappointing result for us tonight against a very tough Stanford team,” said UML coach Christian Figueroa. “I thought we did well to settle in after the first 20 minutes, and we had several chances to equalize throughout the night.”
The Cardinal (2-0-3) outshot the River Hawks, 13-10, but the visitors were able to get four on target compared to Stanford’s three.
The River Hawks conclude their tour of California with a matchup at California on Sunday at 5 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE -- UMass Lowell dropped a 3-1 decision at Harvard on Saturday at the Malkin Athletic Center in its second match of the New England Challenge. The set scores were 17-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 16-25. UMass Lowell falls to 1-11 overall with the loss.
Junior outside hitter Madi Bell amassed a match-high nine kills to go along with a .286 hitting percentage and two total blocks to lead Lowell.
The River Hawks fell to Boston College, 3-1, in its opening match of the New England Challenge at Power Gym Friday. The set scores were 25-21, 23-25, 21-25 and 10-25.
Sophomore setter Malia Randolph paced the River Hawks with a solid all-around match, notching a career-high 12 kills, a .241 hitting percentage, 14 assists and 13 digs.
BOSTON -- Senior forward Mikayla Elliott of Lowell scored a goal and had an assist as Simmons University edged Lesley University, 2-1, in a women’s college soccer game on Thursday.
LOWELL -- Despite more than 30 minutes of scoreless action, the UMass Lowell field hockey team (3-2) faced a 2-0 setback at Fairfield (7-1) on Saturday.
Junior Eva Berkhout totaled a season-high nine saves in the contest. Sophomore Clara Defourtled the offense with four shots, including two on goal.