WOMEN'S SOCCER CLOSES OUT CLASSIC WITH 1-0 LOSS TO CCSU

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) allowed just one goal on the afternoon, but it was one goal too many as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team closed out the University of Vermont’s TD Banknorth Classic with a 1-0 loss to Central Connecticut State University on Sunday at Centennial Field.

The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-2-0 – the first time they have been under .500 since Aug. 31, 2007 – while the Blue Devils improve to 2-1-1.

CCSU picked up the lone tally of the game in the 13th minute when Clio Tregear slid a centering pass across to Rachel Caneen, who booted the ball past Yost from six yards out.

The Wildcats had scoring chances, outshooting the Blue Devils, 9-8, including 4-1 in the second half. CCSU’s defense and goaltending was sharp, however, with goalkeeper Erin Herd stopping all four shots she faced. Yost made three saves for the Wildcats.

After the Classic ended, senior goalkeeper Nikki Golding (Milton, Mass.) – who held Big East power Villanova University to just two goals Friday – and junior forward Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) – who scored the lone UNH goal in that game – were named to the 2008 TD Banknorth Classic All-Tournament Team.

The Wildcats have one more game on the road – Thursday, Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. against the University of Massachusetts – before opening up their home slate Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. versus the University of Rhode Island.

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