Women's Soccer Denied by Southern Connecticut State, 1-0

Women's Soccer Denied by Southern Connecticut State, 1-0

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team opened its Northeast-10 Conference and home schedules with a 1-0 loss to Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday at Duffy Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-1-1, 0-1 NE10), Southern Connecticut State (3-2, 1-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Kaitlyn D'Amico, 1 goal
  • Graduate student Abby Allen, 7 saves

GAME FACTS

  • This marked the 19th time in its past 22 outings since 2019 that Saint Michael's played a contest decided by one goal or less, with this the 12th 1-0 game.
  • The Purple Knights had their shutout streak, which dated back to last season, snapped at 361:54.
  • Saint Michael's outshot the Owls, 15-6, while both teams took three corner kicks.

THE ACTION

  • Junior Claire Williams (Saint Leonard, Md./Calvert) slipped a through ball between Owls in the 32nd minute that allowed first-year Faith Kosiba (Dunstable, Mass./Groton-Dunstable Regional) to get a step past the defense, but Allen dove to deny her rising shot.
  • Williams' chip from 25 yards was stopped by a leaping Allen in the 51st minute.
  • Escobedo turned away sophomore Victoria Vera's point-blank bid with a kick save in the 67th minute.
  • Southern Connecticut State broke through in the 80th minute, with D'Amico sliding a tough-angle shot from the right side beyond an outstretched Escobedo and inside the left post.
  • The Purple Knights took the final four shots, with Allen saving a pair while the other two were offline.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday vs. No. 1 The College of Saint Rose, 6 p.m.
  • The Golden Knights, whose national ranking is according to the United Soccer Coaches, finished as the NCAA Division II runner-up last season.