BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell in its season opener Friday afternoon against Colgate, 2-0. The game was the first of two for the Wildcats at the TD Bank Classic held at the University of Vermont.
Colgate's Catherine Williams notched a goal in the fourth minute of play to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. She was assisted by Jenna Panepinto and Kelsey Hough on the play. In the 21st minute of play, Caroline Brawner gave Colgate a 2-0 advantage. Sarah Coy notched the assist on the play.
The Wildcats opened up the second half with a blast from Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia), but the attempt was turned away by Raider goalie Brenna Mason. The Wildcats contained game play in Colgate's zone for the next five minutes and kept the pressure on.
Despite the offensive pressure New Hampshire kept on Colgate, the Raiders held on to contain the 2-0 lead to record their first victory of the year.
Wildcat keeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) faced five shots on net in the game and made saves on three of them. Mason made saves on each of the three shots she faced from UNH. Each team took a total of 11 shots in the game. Shaddock, Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.), Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) and Anna Deweirdt (Seattle, Wash.) each ripped a pair of shots in the contest.
The Wildcats return to the pitch on Sunday, Aug. 25 when they play Sacred Heart to conclude their time at the TD Bank Classic. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m.