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Overtime Score Lifts Women’s Soccer Over St. Michael

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COLCHESTER, Vt. – The University of New Haven women’s soccer team kept their Northeast-10 Conference postseason hopes alive with a 1-0 overtime victory at St. Michael’s College Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Alexa DellaRocco scored an unassisted goal in the 97th minute to lift the Chargers. With the win the Chargers conclude their regular season with a 10-6-3 overall record and a 7-6-2 record in the NE-10.

DellaRocco’s goal capped a rather even and uneventful match in Colchester. The sophomore had the Chargers only other big scoring opportunity in the first half when she was one-on-one with the St. Michael’s goalkeeper. The Chargers also had two opportunities in the second half in the 83rd and 87th minutes.

The Purple Knights tallied five total shots and three shots on goal. They registered one scoring opportunity in the first half with a shot on goal in the 18th minute. The Purple Knights also attempted two shots on goal in the second half, but UNH goalkeeper Kim Taylor stopped both.

The Chargers held an 8-5 advantage in shots and a 5-1 lead in corner kicks. Taylor totaled three saves in the win, while St. Michael’s also grabbed three saves.

DellaRocco and freshman Lucy Francisco each tallied three shots and two shots on goal for the Chargers, while Holly Dawson and Marta Bertsos each tallied one shot.

The Chargers conclude the 2009 regular season with the victory, their fourth straight. After all of Saturday’s games, the Chargers sit sixth in the NE-10 standings. Three other teams, who could knock the Chargers out of the NE-10 Tournament, play on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Currently ranked seventh, Adelphi travels to 12th ranked Southern Connecticut, with a Panther win or tie, they would jump the Chargers. Currently ranked eighth, St. Anselm takes on 13th ranked Bentley, with a St. Anselm victory, they would also jump the Chargers in the standings. Currently ranked 10th, Le Moyne hosts first ranked St. Rose, the Dolphins need to win to jump the Chargers as well.

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