BROOKLINE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell in an away contest at Northeastern University 3-2 Friday evening. The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-2-0 on the season while the Huskies improve to 1-3-0. Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) and Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) each tallied a goal in the match.
New Hampshire jumped out ahead in the 17th minute of play when Curry connected with a corner kick by Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.) and headed it into the net for a 1-0 lead. Northeastern responded in similar fashion in the 30th minute when Greta Samuelsdottir notched her first of two goals on the night. Samuelsdottir scored the header goal with the assist from Hanna Terry. The Huskies broke the stalemate in the 44th minute when Bianca Calderone received a long pass from Hillary Savoy and beat Wildcat keeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) in a one-on-one situation. At the half, Northeastern held a 2-1 lead.
Samuelsdottir struck again seven minutes into the second half when Lahaina Zoller found her with a long pass, setting up a one-on-one play. Samuelsdottir then finished the play as she netted her second goal of the night. Sloan initiated a comeback in the 70th minute of regulation when she scored her first goal of the season. Assisting her on the play was Madeline Christ (Issaquah, Wash.). Despite New Hampshire keeping the offensive attack coming, the Huskies ultimately took the game, 3-2.
Both teams were equally productive on offense, registering 10 shots apiece. Northeastern keeper Paige Burnett held the Wildcats at bay, making five saves on the seven shots she faced. New Hampshire held the advantage in corner kicks, 7-1.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday when they face Brown (4:30 p.m.) at Cliff Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I.