GORHAM, Maine -- Freshman Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) scored three goals and senior Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, Mass.) recorded her 100th career point as the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-0, in a Little East Conference women's soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
The win was the third in the last four matches for the Beacons, and improved their record to 6-4-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the conference. The Huskies dropped their fifth straight match to slide to 2-8-0 overall and 0-3-0 in LEC games.
Ledin, the Beacons' leading scorer, scored in the 11th minute off an assist from senior Brie Cavanaugh (Belchertown, Mass.) and the 20th minute converting a pass from sophomore Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) to give her side a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Mulry, who came into the game with 99 career points (46g, 7a), reached her milestone point when she received a pass at the top of the 18-yard box, took a couple of touches to her left elude the USM defense and buried a shot back to the far side at 49:00.
Ledin put the final touch on her hat trick scoring off an assist from Mulry in the 81st minute. Ledin leads the Beacons scoring parade with 10 goals and 21 points on the season.
UMB rookie goalkeeper Dani Perkins (Murrieta, Calif.) collected her fifth clean sheet of the season stopping all four USM shots. Southern Maine senior goalie Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt Area) finished the game with nine saves. UMB held a decided edge on the stats sheet, out shooting USM 17-4 and earning a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Southern Maine hits the road on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) when it travels to Bates College. UMass Boston will play Wentworth Institute of Technology under the lights on Monday (7:00 p.m.).