Women’s Soccer to Host UMass Lowell Thursday, Oct. 17 (3 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team (3-5-6, 1-0-3 America East) is set to host conference foe UMass Lowell (0-13-1, 0-4-0 AE) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE 'CATS: New Hampshire played to a 1-1 draw at Vermont in its last contest. Meghan Ledwith (Yadley, Pa.) gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with her first goal of the season in the 26th minute of play. Ledwith blasted a volley into the lower left side of the goal for the tally. Vermont's Haley Marks tied the score in the 56th minute as her goal would ultimately send the match to overtime. After two extra periods of play, the score was finalized, 1-1. Wildcat goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) made five saves on six shots in the game as she earned the decision. Morgan Nichols made two saves on three shots faced in net for the Catamounts.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: Sophomore Kirsten O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.) leads the Wildcats on offense with seven points on two goals and three assists. Ledwith is second as she has scored once and dished out an assist for three points. Anna Deweirdt (Seattle, Wash.), Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.), Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) each have a pair of points from one goal while Kennedy Nickerson (Niantic, Conn.) has the same total from two assists. Kelsi O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.) rounds out the points for New Hampshire with one from an assist.
Borkan has started nine of the 11 games she has played and comes in with a record of 2-2-5 and four shutouts. She has a goals against average of 0.64 and a save percentage of .883. Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) has started each of the five games played and has a record of 1-3-1 with one shutout. She has a goals against average of 1.77 and a save percentage of .714.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE RIVER HAWKS: UMass Lowell and Holy Cross battled to a scoreless draw on the road on Tuesday, Oct. 15. River Hawk goalkeeper Jane Hatzikonstantis made 12 saves in the game to get the decision while Holy Cross goalkeeper Brooke Holle saved the only shot she faced. Samantha Barbeito notched the shot for UML.
SCOUTING UMASS LOWELL: The River Hawks are led by Brittany Russo and Taylor Packwood, who come into the game with a pair of goals for four points. Sarah Raye and Erin Scanlon have a trio of points with a goal and an assist while Colleen Corliss has two points on a goal. Abbey DeCredico and Haley Benson round out the point totals with one assist.
Jill Carlson has started each of the eight games she has played and comes in with a record of 0-8-0. She has a goals against average of 3.73 and a save percentage of .638. Hatzikonstantis has made starts in six of seven games played and has a record of 0-5-1 with a shutout. She has a goals against average of 2.15 and a save percentage of .797.
NEXT UP FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats will host Maine in their final home contest of the season on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. for senior day and the Think Pink Match (coaches vs. cancer). There will be a pregame ceremony honoring each of the six seniors and fans are encouraged to wear pink in honor of the Think Pink Campaign.