PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior goalie Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) posted a game-high eight saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's soccer squad fell in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss at Brown Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 1-3-0 on the young season while the Brown Bears improved to 2-0-0.
The game started with plenty of offense from both teams. The Wildcats pummeled Brown keeper Amber Bledsoe with seven shots while Correa turned away the four shots she faced. Sophomore Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) nearly recorded the first goal of the game in the 37th minute of play, however hit the crossbar. At the end of the first half, the score was locked at 0-0.
Brown tallied the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute of play when Mika Siegelman found the back of the net on a deflection to the right corner. Kirsten Belinsky started the play as she passed the ball into the middle to Kiersten Berg who ultimately found Siegman in the box. Both teams kept the pressure on, however neither managed to score. Brown fired 12 shots in the second half, seven of which were on net. The 'Cats piled on seven shots, three of which were in target. At the end of regulation, Brown edged New Hampshire by a score of 1-0.
Correa played the duration of the game for UNH while the Brown Bears split the match between Bledsoe and MC Barrett. Barret stopped all three shots she faced in the second half and received the win. Ledwith, Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.) and Tara Fraprie (Farmington, Conn.) each had three shots apiece for UNH. Chloe Cross recorded a game-high five shots, four of which were on net, while Siegelman recorded four total shots.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday evening as they host Rhode Island in their home opener. The game is set for 7 p.m. on Bremner Field.