UNH women's soccer shuts out Western Michigan, 1-0

Randall records first career win, shutout with four saves

Julie Randall

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Senior midfielder Ashlee Cieslak (Greendale, Wisc.) scored for the second time in as many games and junior goalkeeper Julie Randall (East Longmeadow, Mass.) turned aside all four shots on goal to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to Sunday morning's 1-0 victory in the last day of action in the 2005 TD Banknorth Soccer Classic at the University of Vermont's Centennial Field.

UNH (1-1-0) earned second place in the tournament by defeating Western Michigan (1-1-0). Notre Dame won the tourney with a pair of victories and host Vermont finished last at 0-2-0.

Following a scoreless first half in which the Wildcats recorded a 5-3 shot advantage as well as a 3-1 edge in corner kicks, Cieslak headed home a corner kick from Lia Barros (Sammamish, Wash.) to give the 'Cats a 1-0 lead.

Randall, in just her second career start, earned her first career victory and shutout by recording all four of her saves in the second half.

Western Michigan's Kate Perz was credited with six saves.

Cieslak, Randall and senior back Lindsey Smagula (Bedford, N.H.) were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Wildcats finished the game with a 12-8 shot advantage, including 7-4 on goal, and a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.

Cieslak has scored both of UNH's goals this season -- she netted the team's only goal in Friday's loss to Notre Dame -- to increase her career total to seven.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 2 for its 2005 home opener vs. Brown University. Game time at Bremner Field is 7 p.m.

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