September 19, 2012

Women's Soccer Drops 2-1 Overtime Contest To New Hampshire

WORCESTER, Mass. – Allie Coppenrath scored the game-winning overtime goal for the Wildcats as the Holy Cross women's soccer team fell to New Hampshire, 2-1, on Wednesday evening at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-5-1 overall, while the Wildcats improve to 2-6-1 overall. 

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead when Kirstyn Corder sent a shot from 25 yards out past the reach of Crusader sophomore goalie Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) for her team-best third goal of the season. The Crusaders outshot the Wildcats by a 12-4 margin for the half, while New Hampshire took two shots on goal.

At 60:05, the Crusaders had a scoring chance when junior Sarah Kelley (Bedford, N.H.) curved a shot from 30 yards out that was saved at the right post by UNH goalie Erica Correa. The Crusaders tied the contest at 1-1 at 81:55 when freshman Annie Galvin (Attleboro, Mass.) buried the ball in the left side of the net from eight yards out as Correa was able to get a hand on it but could not keep it out of the net. Senior Danielle Wasserman (Boulder, Colo.) posted an assist. The game would remained tied at 1-1 until 1:12 left in the first overtime when after receiving a pass from Corder, Coppenrath sent a shot to the right side of the net to give the Wildcats the victory.

McCabe made one save for the Crusaders, while Correa posted two saves to earn the win. Holy Cross outshot New Hampshire, 19-6, but each team took three shots on goal. The Crusaders took eight corner kicks and the Wildcats had one.

The Crusaders return to action when they play at Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4:00 p.m.