With both teams competing in their respective season-openers, Southern Maine begins its 2014 campaign at 0-1. WPI starts at 1-0.
Doherty put the Engineers on the board in the 42nd minute converting an assist from sophomore Emma Turton (Mechanic Falls, Maine/Poland Regional). Doherty made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute benefitting from an assist from sophomore Janine Fatal (Amesbury, Mass.).
WPI held a distinct 27-4 advantage in shots. Huskies' junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) made 18 saves in the loss. Engineer sophomore Abbey Teliska (LaGrangeville, N.Y./Arlington) made two saves to earn the shutout.
Southern Maine returns to action Saturday (2:30 p.m.) against host Gordon College. Gordon College lost to UMaine Fort Kent 4-0 in the opener. WPI will take on UMFK tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.