Davis shines as Chargers lose to Adelphi


Photo courtesy of Joe Klaus

Kayo Field, Winchester Hall and Sheffield Hall before the soccer match, Oct. 5, West Haven

Graduate goalkeeper Paige Davis has been an anchor for the women’s soccer team, posting eight saves in her third straight match. But, that was not enough; the Chargers dropped their match against Adelphi University on Tuesday 3-0.

In a match that saw little offense for the Chargers, Davis and the backline were called upon time and time again to step up and stop the Panthers’ offensive attack. The Panthers outshot the Chargers 17-5, and controlled possession for most of the match.
The best opportunities for the Blue and Gold came off of counterattacks early on when both teams were getting a feel for the play of the game.

Dakota Cimetta and Gabriela Garcia-Perez had the best opportunities in the 15th and 25th minutes, but Panthers goalkeeper Sarah Hofmeier sent both attempts away and kept things level.

The Panthers snuck their first goal past Davis in the 30th minute and headed into the half with a 1-0 lead.

Coming out of the break, the Chargers came out strong, looking to equalize. But, neither Macy Litalien nor Charlie Griffiths was able to find an equalizer, sending their shots over the crossbar.

Coming off the bench for the Panthers, Carly Issing took little time to make an impact on the match, sending one past Davis two minutes after checking in. The Panthers found the back of the net one more time as the Chargers’ offense was unable to get anything going.

With the loss, the Chargers drop to 4-6 overall and 1-6 in the NE-10. The Chargers will look for a victory when they travel to Franklin Pierce University on Saturday for an NE-10 matchup with kickoff at 4 p.m.