Women’s Soccer vs Saint Michael’s and Saint Anselm

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Women’s Soccer vs Saint Michael’s and Saint Anselm

Courtesy of Charger Athletics

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Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

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Things started slow on September 24, as the University of New Haven’s women’s soccer team hosted Saint Anselm College in an NE-10 matchup. 

The first half was a defensive showdown between the two teams, as neither team was able to score. Saint Anselm took 10 shots, while New Haven took six. A strong showing from junior goalkeeper, Paige Davis, who had six saves in the first half, led to a 0-0 score at halftime.

Finally, in the 55th minute, the Chargers got on the board when senior Megan Georges scored her first goal of the season off an assist from junior, Samantha Roth. 

In the 84th minute, Saint Anslem forward Nicole White scored on a ball that Davis had possession of.. The ball b ended up going between Davis’  legs, which allowed Saint Anselm the opportunity to score and tie the game at one. With four seconds left in regulation, Saint Anselm was able to punch in another goal to secure the win, 2-1. 

The Chargers dropped to 1-5-1 overall, and 0-4 in the NE-10.

On Sept.28, the team headed up to Saint Michael’s for an NE-10 matchup. The Chargers saw another defensive showdown in the first half and remained  tied at 0-0. Davis recorded zero saves in the first half because Saint Michael’s had zero shots on goal . 

In the 75th minute of the match, junior Jenna Peduzzi scored her fourth goal of the year from  an assist from graduate student Maaike Rahm. The lone goal was enough for the Chargers to hold on and snag their first NE-10 victory of the year. 

The shutout was the first of the season for Davis as she notched two saves for the day. New Haven moved to 2-5-1 overall, and 1-4 in the NE-10. 

The Chargers will next face off against Pace on Wednesday Oct.2 in an NE-10 matchup. The Pace Setters, who are ranked  No. 24 nationally, will come to town with an 8-1 record overall, 4-1 in conference. The game will start at 4 p.m. at Kathy Zolad Stadium.