Women's Soccer Knots Nationally-Regarded Southern New Hampshire, 0-0

Women's Soccer Knots Nationally-Regarded Southern New Hampshire, 0-0

HOOKSETT, N.H. - In a match-up between the East Region's top two defensive teams, the Saint Michael's College women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw with nationally-regarded Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday evening in Penmen Stadium during Northeast-10 Conference play. The Penmen received votes toward this week's United Soccer Coaches national poll while sitting fifth in the East.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-3-4, 0-3-3 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (5-2-1, 2-2-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Graduate student Hannah Rose, 3 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Saint Michael's and Southern New Hampshire both entered the evening tied for first in the NCAA Division II East Region in goals-against average (0.57), having yielded four goals in seven games.
  • This marked the 24th time in its past 27 outings since 2019 that Saint Michael's played a contest decided by one goal or less.
  • The Purple Knights played their second straight scoreless draw, third in five games, and fourth of the season.
  • Escobedo registered her 10th career shutout, all since last fall, to break a tie with Abigail Lemanski '04 for fourth in program history. Escobedo became the first Purple Knight to register five shutouts in consecutive seasons, joining Jennifer Kay '94 (1990 and 1993) as the lone netminders in program history with multiple seasons of at least five clean sheets.

THE ACTION

  • Sophomore Cassie Tofteroo (Bridgewater, Mass./Bridgewater-Raynham Regional) nearly gave the Purple Knights the lead in the fourth minute, but her mid-box bid for the upper right corner of the goal was batted away by an airborne Rose.
  • Senior Allison Beaumont got behind the defense in the 23rd minute and pulled up from the middle of the box with a shot directly at Escobedo.
  • Junior Alyssa Anderson had another breakaway bid in the 50th minute until senior back Grace Rava (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) recovered, pressuring her into a shot from the box that Escobedo blocked away. The keeper rejected a close-range blast in the 52nd minute off of the foot of senior Jordan Butters from the left side edge of the penalty area.
  • The Penmen sent a corner kick in the 80th minute that the visitors failed to clear, and first-year Georgia Greene lofted an attempt toward goal that Escobedo leaped to swat over the crossbar on the game's final shot.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. regionally-ranked Pace University, 12 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights host Senior Day that day.
  • The Setters were eighth in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll.