Women’s Soccer Falls in Season Opener vs. Adelphi

The Charger Bulletin

WEST HAVEN–The University of New Haven women’s soccer team fell by a score of 1-2 to Adelphi University Thursday afternoon, Aug. 28 in their opening match of the season.

Former East Coast Conference opponent Adelphi University opened scoring with a shot that was scored off a rebound in the opening minutes. Just over 10-minutes later the Panthers added their second goal of the game and grabbed a 2-0 lead at the 13:08 mark.

As the opening period wore on the Chargers gradually started taking control of the game. In the final five-minutes of the half the Chargers riffled five shots including a goal which was scored in the 43rd minute. Just seconds before scoring their first goal of the season, the Chargers found the back of the net, but were called offside. All-American Selina Moylan scored her first goal of the season at 42:58, while Elin Mattsson was credited with the assist.

The Chargers controlled a majority of the second half as well, including numerous chances inside the Adelphi box, but the Panthers’ goalkeeper grabbed eight saves and held off the second-half Charger attack.

The Chargers fall to 0-1-0 on the season and look to gain experience for five freshmen who started Thursday’s game.

After a few games away, the Chargers return home on Tuesday, Sept. 9 as they open their Northeast-10 Conference schedule against St. Anselm at Kayo Field.