DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to Providence College, 4-1, Friday night at Bremner Field. Junior Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia) tallied UNH's goal in the 47th minute of play as she connected with a corner kick.
The loss drops the 'Cats to 1-2-0 on the year while Providence improves to 2-1-0.
Lauren Elia gave the Friars a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute of play as she found the back of the net on a deflection. The Wildcat defense attempted to clear the ball, but Elia blocked the clear with her leg and deflected it into the lower corner of the net.
Kathryn Hiller recorded her first goal of the night and increased PC's lead to 2-0 in the 29th minute. Courtney Maguire sent a corner kick into the box and connected with Hiller for the goal. At the end of the first half, the Friars held a 2-0 lead.
The Wildcats opened up the second half with a bang as Shaddock netted her first goal of the season. Sophomore Kennedy Nickerson (Niantic, Conn.) sent a corner kick to the six-yard mark and met Shaddock mid-stride. Shaddock played the ball with a one-time shot and buried the shot into the net.
In the 48th minute of play, Hiller answered with a goal in similar fashion. Amanda Webster played a corner kick into the box and found Hiller on the far post. Hiller scored the goal with a header to up the lead to 3-1.
In the 52nd minute, sophomore Kirsten O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.) ripped a shot at the Providence net that was blocked by the fingertips of Friar goalie Kristyn Shea. Hiller recorded her third goal of the game in the 61st minute of the match as she carried the ball into the box from the right side and shot it to the left and into the net.
Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.) nearly tacked on another goal for New Hampshire with a blast from just outside of the box. The laser of a shot rung the post and bounced away from the net, preventing a rebound chance.
At the end of the match, the Friars topped the 'Cats, 4-1.
Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) received the decision for New Hampshire as she made five saves on the nine shots on net she faced. Her record falls to 1-2-0. Shea got the win for Providence, making saves on two of the three shots she faced. Her record improves to 2-1-0.
The Wildcats will travel to the University of Rhode Island on Sunday to take on the Rams in an afternoon tilt. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.