Women's Soccer Falls to Oregon, 3-0
EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) registered a game-best five saves, but it wasn't enough, as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to the University of Oregon, 3-0, Friday evening in the second game of the Oregon Nike Tournament at Pape' Field.
The Ducks tallied their first goal of the contest when Mo Fitzgerald shifted a ball to Julie Armstrong across the top of the box to put the home team up 1-0 at 40:32. Armstrong found the back of the net from 23 yards out, sending a ball into the upper right corner of the goal past Correa.
The home team would hold its early edge going into the half, but would add to its advantage following a UNH foul. Oregon was awarded its first penalty kick of the season on the play and Scout Libke scored, giving the Ducks a 2-0 lead with 30 minutes left to play.
About eight minutes later the Ducks were at it again when Riley Smith fired a ball at the net, but it was deflected by a UNH defender and Maddy Mercier tracked it down and knocked it into the goal to put the game out of reach, pushing ahead 3-0.
Oregon outshot UNH 16-4 in the match, including an 8-1 edge in the second frame. Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Wash.) led the Wildcats with two shots, including one on goal.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Sept. 4 (1 p.m.) when they play their final game of the Oregon Nike Tournament against Oregon State.