Women's Soccer Begins NE10 Schedule with 3-1 Loss at Southern Connecticut State

Women's Soccer Begins NE10 Schedule with 3-1 Loss at Southern Connecticut State

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team opened its Northeast-10 Conference slate with a 3-1 loss to Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday at Jess Dow Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-2, 0-1 NE10), Southern Connecticut State (2-2, 1-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Greta Ricigliano (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Liz Vallatini (Needham, Mass./Needham), career-high 6 saves in 76:04
  • Senior Megan LeCours (Barre, Vt./Spaulding), 0 saves in 13:56 of relief

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Johanna Wahlen, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Meaghan Kelley, 1 goal
  • First-year Kelsey Burr, 1 goal
  • First-year Tamra Zippin, 1 save in 45 minutes
  • First-year Abigail Allen, 0 saves in 45 minutes of relief for the win

GAME FACTS

  • Both teams began their NE10 schedules.
  • While the Owls are a .500 team, both losses came to squads ranked in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region poll, with one also nationally ranked.

THE ACTION

  • Just 3:27 into the contest, Ricigliano picked off an Owl pass and went alone on Zippin to record her team-high-tying and career-high third goal of the year.
  • Burr tied the game on a 21st-minute penalty kick.
  • Kelley netted the winning goal at 67:22 by one-touching home junior Kelly Lamb's cross from the right side.
  • A Purple Knight rung the post on an 81st-minute free kick, narrowly missing knotting the game.
  • Wahlen iced the victory by slipping a shot into the bottom right corner in the 87th minute.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at University of New Haven, 7 p.m.