Warriors Shut Out Huskies 3-0

Huskies Return to Action on Tuesday at University of New England
Huskies Return to Action on Tuesday at University of New England
            GORHAM, Maine  – Freshman Michele D'Agata (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield) scored the first of three second half goals to propel the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors to a 3-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference women's soccer game Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

            The win is the second consecutive for the Warriors who improve to 7-5-1 overall and even their Little East Conference record to 2-2 overall. Southern Maine drops its fifth straight game to stand at 2-10-1 and remains winless in Little East Conference action at 0-4. 

            After a scoreless first half, D'Agata broke through for the Warriors in the 59th minute rallying the Warrior who would score all three of their goals in a seven-minute span.  D'Agata netted her first collegiate goal carrying the ball down the left side of the field and fired off a shot from the top corner of the box to beat Southern Maine junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) to the far post.

            Eastern Connecticut gained a 2-0 advantage in the 63rd minute when the Huskies' registered an own goal.  Warrior freshman Maggie Bodington (Stratford, Conn.) set up the play with a dangerous indirect kick into traffic in front of the goalmouth.  A Southern Maine defender attempted to clear the ball out of the air but it sailed high into the net. The Warriors tallied the final goal of the game for the 3-0 final as sophomore Haley Stewart (Windham, Conn.) hit a well-struck ball to the far post in the 67th minute. 

            Eastern Connecticut junior goalkeeper Rachel Skelton (East Lyme, Conn.) made one save in 73:53 of action to earn the win for the Warriors.  She was relieved by freshman Katie Dadio (Hamden, Conn.) for the final 16:07 who did not make a save. Temple made 14 saves for Southern Maine as the Warriors held an 18-1 advantage in shots.

            Southern Maine faces the University of New England in an away game for its next contest on Tuesday (6:30 p.m.).  Eastern Connecticut travels to Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) for its next game.