BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women's soccer team scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the first half and held off the University of New Hampshire to record a 2-1 victory in the opening round of the Vermont Soccer Classic on Saturday afternoon.
UNH is now 1-1-0 on the season and will play Indiana University on Sunday at 11 a.m. UW-Green Bay improved to 2-1-0.
Trailing 2-0 at the half, New Hampshire trimmed the deficit to 2-1 on a goal by junior Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H) in the 69th minute. Senior co-captain Marky Solomon (Foster, R.I.) was credited with an assist when her initial dangerous shot could not be handled by Phoenix goalkeeper Darci White (eight saves). The Wildcats pressed in the closing minutes but were unable to net the equalizing goal.
UNH sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) played the first half and made six saves. Senior Steph Springer (Solana Beach, Calif.) entered the match at the start of the second half and stopped two shots.
The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 6 (3:30 p.m.) against Holy Cross.