Western Connecticut Dominates USM 5-0

Freshman goalkeeper Marissa Temple made 10 saves for the Huskies against Western Connecticut.
Freshman goalkeeper Marissa Temple made 10 saves for the Huskies against Western Connecticut.

(Courtesy of Western Connecticut State University Sports Information)

            DANBURY, Conn. -- Freshman forward Camille Lawson (Newington, Conn.) scored a pair of goals, her first two collegiate markers, and the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over University of Southern Maine in the teams Little East Conference opener at The WAC on Saturday afternoon.

            In the 20th minute, junior Ariana D'Aurio (Cheshire, Conn.) put the Colonials on the scoreboard when she drove in alone from 25 yards away and deposited her team-leading fourth goal of the season.

            Lawson put the home team up 2-0 when she finished off a pass from Kelsey Chaco (Plainville, Conn.) with 20 minutes left before intermission.

            Senior Tracy Sales (Cumberland, R.I.) notched her second goal of the season at 55:06, twelve minutes before she fed Lawson with her second tally of the afternoon.

            Sophomore Alexandra Moravsky (Sherman, Conn.) added her first goal of the season following a 20-yard pass from Alisan Sartori (Danbury, Conn.) with just over six minutes left in the game.

            The Colonials, 4-1-1 overall and 1-0 in the LEC, received another outstanding performance from their defense, allowing just one shot from the Huskies over the 90 minutes.  Western's keeper corps of Caitlin Avery (East Hampton, Conn.) and Jamie Trayer (Oakville, Conn.) were not challenged but played an integral part of Western ability to build from the back.

            Western had an 18-1 advantage of shots on the afternoon.

            Southern Maine, 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the league, split duties between freshman Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) and sophomore Sara Bishop (Hermon, Maine) with Temple making 10 of the 13 combined saves.

            Southern Maine returns home to host Salem State University on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) Western travels to Vassar College on Wednesday (5:00 p.m.) for a match with the Brewers.