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UMass women’s soccer team shut out by Dayton

The University of Massachusetts women’s soccer team was outshot 28-10 Friday afternoon as it opened the Atlantic 10 schedule with a 4-0 loss to Dayton at Rudd Field.

Senior Emily Cota made 10 saves for UMass (5-6, 0-1 A-10), which allowed a pair of goals in each half to the defending conference champion Flyers (7-3, 1-0).

The Minutewomen had some early opportunities, including a shot by Moa Mattsson that went just over the crossbar.

UMass hosts Xavier Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s cross country

UMass had its top seven finish within 35 seconds of each other at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.

The Minutewomen finished 34th out of 40 teams. Cornell won the team event with 55 points.

Sarah Barrett was the top runner for UMass with a time of 22 minutes, 45 seconds. Rachel Hilliard (22:52) and Carly Zinner (22:53) came in second and third, respectively. All seven finishers crossed in under 23:20.

The Minutewomen next compete Oct. 7 at the New England Championships in Westfield.

Men’s cross country

Amherst College sophomore Greg Turissini led the Jeffs’ effort with a time of 25:20 at the 39th Annual Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.

Amherst (882 points) tied with New Hampshire for 32nd out of 37 teams. Villanova finished first with a total of 69 points.

Senior Andrew Erskine at 26:01 and junior Gus Greenstein at 26:21 rounded out the top three for the Jeffs.

Amherst runs next on Oct. 6 at Westfield State University’s James Earley Invitational.

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