October 1, 2009

WOMEN'S SOCCER NARROWLY BEATEN BY BOSTON U., 1-0

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) recorded nine saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team was edged, 1-0, by Boston University on Thursday afternoon at Lewis Fields.

With their sixth one-goal loss of the season, the Wildcats fall to 1-9-1, including 0-2-0 in America East play, while the Terriers improve to 6-4-2 overall and 2-0-0 in the conference.

Deadlocked in a scoreless tie in the 61st minute, the Terriers finally broke through against Yost. Megan McGoldrick slid a pass to Farrell McClernon on the right side of the box where Yost ran out and dove to try to cover the ball. Yost looked to have the ball cradled, but it was knocked loose over the top of her and rolled toward the goal line where McClernon, the Terriers' America East Player of the Game, finished it off by putting it into the back of the empty net to put BU on top 1-0.

UNH had one final threat in the 83rd minute when senior Meg Wiley (Norwell, Mass.) sent a ball from 25 yards out on the right to classmate Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) on the right of the box, but the ball skipped over Kaplan's head and into the arms of Terrier goalkeeper Janie Reilly. Reilly stopped five shots for Boston U.

Yost was forced into the action not even three minutes into the match when Emily Pallotta ripped a low shot from the middle of the box that Yost dove to her left to save. The co-captain made another stellar stop in the 60th minute when Tiya Gallegos blasted the ball point blank at Yost, who moved to her left to snag the ball out of the air and pull it in as she fell to the ground.

UNH's best first-half chance came in the 11th minute when Kaplan's low shot from the left flank to the far post was stopped by a diving Reilly. Kaplan was awarded America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats.

The Terriers outshot the Wildcats, 20-9, and held the edge in corner kicks, 2-0.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. when they travel to take on the University of Hartford at Al-Marzook Field.

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