DURHAM, N.H. — Senior Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) provided an early goal, but it wasn't enough, as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to Northeastern University, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Lewis Fields.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-5 on the season, while Northeastern picks up its first win in three games, improving to 3-4.
New Hampshire's lone tally in the contest came just over a minute into the action when Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) slid a pass across the box to Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.), connecting with it on a one-timer that found its way into the left side of the net.
The Wildcats set the tone early, as Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) tracked down a ball near the top of the box and beat her defender, firing a shot that missed the net, striking the crossbar just 17 seconds into play.
In the 21st minute of the first half the 'Cats were knocking on the door again when Krall took a corner kick and played a ball in the box to Alli Rozelle (Stratham, N.H.), who connected with it and headed it toward the net but fired it straight into the hands of Northeastern goalkeeper Paige Burnett.
UNH held a 1-0 edge at the break, but Northeastern came out in full force in the second frame, scoring the equalizer just 1:41 into the stanza. Greta Samuelsdottir scored the game-tying goal after receiving a pass from Veronica Napoli at the top of the box, putting a ball into the right side of the net at 46:41.
About 10 minutes later the Huskies delivered the game-deciding goal, as Napoli was at it again, scoring an unassisted tally to push the visitors up 2-1. Napoli scored the goal after beating the UNH defense on the left flank and firing a shot past Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) into the center of the net at 57:11.
Correa registered a game-high five saves in the loss, while Burnett stopped two UNH shots in net for the Huskies.
Northeastern outshot UNH 17-6 in the contest, including a 10-2 edge in the second frame. The Huskies also held the edge in corner kicks by a margin of 8-3.
The Wildcats are back in action Thursday, Sept. 15 (4:30 p.m.) when they host Brown University at Lewis Fields.