Worcester, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team struggled to finish on the offensive end as the Wildcats were shut out, 1-0, to the Crusaders of Holy Cross on Wednesday night played at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium.
The Wildcats were shut out for the third time this season and fall to 2-5, while the Crusaders improved to 2-5-1. This marks the fourth time the ‘Cats have come up a single goal short this season.
UNH held a huge 24-8 advantage in shots, including 12 shots on goal, but Crusader’s goal keeper Jessica Pietrowicz posted an impressive 12 saves in net for Holy Cross. UNH senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) tallied four saves, but gave up the games lone goal in the 59th minute of play when Crusader freshman midfielder Megan Metzger found teammate Meredith Davis, who scored her first goal of the season on a break away goal from 10-yards out.
For the Wildcats, junior midfielder Katie Lutar (Guilford, Conn.), senior Amanda Wiggins (Wolfeboro, N.H.) sophomore Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and freshman forward Morgan Keefe (So. Burlington, Mass.) all recorded two shots on goal in the loss.
The Wildcats begin America East play on Sunday (Sept. 24) when they play host to UMBC at 1:00 p.m. as a part of UNH’s annual “Nike Youth Day.”