Ledwith Lifts Women's Soccer over Albany, 1-0
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sophomore Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) notched her fourth goal of the season in the 90th minute of the game against Albany to give New Hampshire a 1-0 win Thursday night. The win improves the Wildcats to 5-8-2 on the year and 3-1-1 in conference play while the Great Danes fall to 5-9-1 on overall and 2-3 in America East play.
In the first half, netminder Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) anchored the Wildcats in net after making four saves on the four shots that she faced from Albany. Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) nearly put UNH on the board in the 31st minute of play when she connected with a header on a corner kick from Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.), however the attempt was saved by Albany keeper Alana Brennan. At the end of the first half, the match was deadlocked at 0-0.
It was not until the 90th minute of play that the stalemate was broken by Ledwith, giving New Hampshire a 1-0 lead with eight seconds remaining in regulation. Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) assisted Ledwith on the play for her second helper of the season. After the remaining eight seconds ticked off the clock, the Wildcats tallied their fifth win of the season.
Correa tallied her third shutout of the season after making seven saves on the seven shots she faced; including four in the first half and three in the second. Albany keeper Brennan allowed one goal on the three shots she faced during the match. Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kansas) led the Wildcats in shots after tallying two.
The Wildcats are back in action Sunday, Oct. 14 when they travel to the University of Maine for an afternoon tilt. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.