WOMEN'S SOCCER EDGED BY AIR FORCE, 1-0

USAF, Colo. - Senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) posted six saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team was nipped by Air Force, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the Air Force Soccer Stadium.

The Wildcats fall to 1-6-1 on the season, while the Falcons improve to 2-6-1.

The match was scoreless until the 78th minute when Bridgett Murphy snuck the ball inside the left post and past Yost from 10 yards out to give Air Force a 1-0 lead, as well as all the offense it would need.

Ariana Green held UNH scoreless over the final 12-plus minutes to seal win. Green made five saves in the 40 minutes she played, while Charity Blanton stopped four shots after playing the first 50 minutes.

Senior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) had a couple of shots on goal, but could not convert. Junior Amy Avitabile (Pembroke, Mass.) was named the America East Player of the Game.

Despite the loss, the Wildcats outshot Air Force, 17-13, and held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. when they play host to the College of the Holy Cross at Bremner Field.

 

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