October 16, 2011

Women's Soccer Takes Down Binghamton, 2-1

DURHAM, N.H. – After falling behind early, the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team punched in a pair of goals and held onto that advantage late in the action, defeating Binghamton University, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Bremner Field.

UNH improves to 4-11-1 overall and 2-4 in America East play, while Binghamton falls to 4-9-1 and 1-4-1 in conference action.

Junior Monique LaMotte
Binghamton tallied the game's first goal when Kaitlyn Cook punched in a tally on a penalty kick, finding the back of the net from 15 yards out at 20:40.

New Hampshire wouldn't wait long to strike back, knotting the score even at 1-1 when Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Wash.) notched her second goal of the season. Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.) slid a pass inside the box to Michel, tracking down the ball in front of the goal and sending it into the right side of the net at 26:40.

Even with the score deadlocked at 1-1 at the half, Binghamton still managed to claim advantages in both shots (8-5) and corner kicks (3-1).

The Wildcats picked up the pace at the start of the second frame when LaMotte sent a lead pass to Michel at the left side of the box but her shot missed left from five yards out with just over 38 minutes remaining in regulation.

Despite the missed opportunity, UNH managed to take the lead when Alli Rozelle (Stratham, N.H.) drilled a penalty kick into the right side of the net from 10 yards away at 53:29.

Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) nearly extended that advantage in the 32nd minute of the second half, but missed on her shot attempt, hitting the crossbar. Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) set up the play, sending a rocket pass to Kuss on the right flank and she advanced the ball to the top of the box but missed on a one-on-one chance against Bearcat goalkeeper Carrie Martin.

Binghamton finished with an edge in both shots (15-11) and corner kicks (5-2) in the contest.

The Wildcats are back in action Thursday, Oct. 20 (4 p.m.) when they take on the University of Maryland Baltimore County at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
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