Hurricanes Open 2005 Season with 4-0 Win Over Monmouth
Aug. 28, 2005
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team opened the 2005 season in impressive fashion Sunday afternoon, knocking off Monmouth, 4-0, at Cobb Stadium.
Highlighting the afternoon for the Hurricanes (1-0) was the play of several new faces to the UM roster, including redshirt sophomore Rebecca Tweneboah – a transfer from Notre Dame – who recorded a goal and two assists on the day and freshmen Tessa Lennala and Meghan McKinsey, who each recorded a pair of goals and assists against the Hawks (0-2).
Freshmen Bryn Heinicke also netted her first career goal as the Hurricanes out-shot Monmouth 19-to-15 with 12 shots coming the second half.
“We have been working hard to create chances, and especially finishing, all preseason,” said head coach Tricia Taliaferro. “We had a slow start in the first half, but we came back with different options in the second and it really paid off. I was extremely pleased with our performance today and anytime you score at least four goals, you can’t complain.”
Monmouth opened the game on the attack led by Kate Sands, who had two shots denied by UM keeper Lauren McAdam in the game’s first four minutes.
The Hurricanes were held shot-less through the first 14 minutes, but in the 20th minute Tweneboah crossed the ball from the right side to Heinicke, who was able to get off a shot past Monmouth keeper Addie Kozlowski into the right-side post to give Miami their first goal of the afternoon.
The Hawks held off the Hurricanes for the remainder of the half and eight minutes into the second until McKinsey snuck a deflected shot by Lennala into the right-side post past Kozlowski in the 54th minute to give UM a 2-0 lead.
Almost ten minutes later, Lennala would successfully score on an attempt, taking an assist from McKinsey who fielded a pass from Tweneboah from the far left side.
Tweneboah scored just over five minutes later when she footed a touch pass from Ashley Durkee off a free kick by Heinicke and dribbled to the top of the box to score past Kozlowski in the 69th minute to cap off UM’s 4-0 victory.
The Hurricanes will return to action Wednesday, hosting in-state foe Stetson at 7 p.m.