Women's Soccer Surges Past Holy Cross, 2-0

DURHAM, N.H. – Juniors Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.) and Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) each tallied a goal, propelling the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the College of the Holy Cross Wednesday evening at Bremner Field.

Junior Chelsea Kuss
The win improves the Wildcats to 2-6-1 on the season, while the Crusaders drop to 2-6.

Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) set up the game's first goal when she headed a ball from the right side of the box to the left flank where Spencer fired a deep shot into top right hand corner of the net at 20:26.

The 'Cats nearly doubled their lead in the 15th minute of the first frame when Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Wash.) picked up a ball at midfield and pushed it ahead, sending a pass to the left flank to Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) who tried to sneak a shot past Holy Cross goalkeeper Carly McCabe at the near post, but missed just left.

New Hampshire held a 1-0 lead at the break, as the Wildcats finished the stanza ahead 9-6 in shots, while also holding a 2-1 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) provided stability in net, stopping both shots she faced in the frame.

UNH didn't let up in the second half, adding to its advantage midway through the frame when Kuss found the back of the net on a pass from Kelsi O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.). Kuss netted the goal on a header, connecting on a pass from O'Neil at the top of the box, sending it into the right side of the net at 66:00.

The Wildcat defense held up to their end of the bargain, limiting the visitors to just three shots in the half, none of which were on goal. New Hampshire finished the contest with a 17-9 shot advantage, outshooting Holy Cross 8-3 in the second stanza.

Krall led the team with four shots, including one on goal. Additionally, Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.), Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.), Spencer, O'Neil and Kuss all finished with two shots each.

Correa picked up the win in net for the 'Cats, earning her second shutout in as many games, finishing the contest with two saves. She has registered three shutouts this season, one shy of her career high.

The Wildcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 25 (1 p.m.) when they take on Harvard University at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
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