Women’s Soccer Split Two Matches

Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

On September 11 the Charger’s women’s soccer offense came out strong against Bloomfield University and dominated the game.

The most drastic stat was New Haven’s eight corner kicks to Bloomfield’s three, which played a major role in the pressure applied to the Bloomfield defense. The five goals scored by New Haven was their most since 2013 in a game against Merrimack College. The Chargers moved to 1-1-1 on the season as they enter NE-10 play.

Junior Jenna Peduzzi scored the first goal off an assist from junior Samantha Roth just 11 minutes into the game. Later in the half, Roth scored off a pass from senior Tana Tufts. The Chargers’ defense was on from the get-go, which allowed Bloomfield to take just six shots in the first half. 

New Haven went into halftime holding a 2-0 lead.

Bloomfield responded quickly in the second half and scored their only goal of the day in the 60th minute. This did not slow down the Chargers, who responded with three more goals. Junior Gabriella Chavez scored her first career goal, while Peduzzi and Roth each added another goal. Roth finished the game with five points, two goals and an assist to lead the Chargers, with Peduzzi close behind with four points. 

The Chargers had 12 shots on goal compared to five from Bloomfield. New Haven only committed four fouls, compared to nine by Bloomfield. 

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Chargers opened NE-10 play against Stonehill College. Stonehill came into the match 3-0, looking to extend their winning streak but New Haven put up an impressive fight. 

A defensive battle between both teams led to a 0-0 score at half time with goalie Paige Davis saving all six shots she faced in the first half for New Haven. In the 65th minute of the game Stonehill scored the lone goal of the match that sealed the win. The Chargers lost 1-0 and moved to 1-2-1 on the season.