Women's Soccer Falls to New Haven, 1-0, on Late Goal

Women's Soccer Falls to New Haven, 1-0, on Late Goal

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team lost to the University of New Haven, 1-0, in a Northeast-10 Conference match on Saturday on Duffy Field, yielding only a 76th-minute marker.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-4, 0-4 NE10), New Haven (2-5-1, 1-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Jenna Peduzzi,, 1 goal
  • Graduate student Maaike Rahms, 1 assist
  • Junior Paige Davis, 2 saves

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights had more corner kicks than the Chargers, 6-4, while being outshot only 10-8.
  • Saint Michael's played its fourth 1-0 game of the year, having now gone 2-2 in those contests.
  • Vallatini has the fourth-best save percentage (.850) in the Northeast-10 Conference and is fifth in saves (34) with action around the league still taking place on Saturday.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights' first chance came in the fourth minute on a corner kick by junior Tess McCabe (Cataumet, Mass./Bourne) that went to first-year Izzy Ruprecht (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake Regional), whose shot was blocked by a defender.
  • In the 36th minute, New Haven sent in a free kick that was headed out by sophomore Brooke Caragher (Milton, Vt./Milton), who then followed the ball to deny a second chance.
  • Five minutes into the second half, senior Greta Ricigliano (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) sent a long pass on the ground behind the defenders to streaking classmate Madeleine Morse (Brownsville, Vt./Windsor), but the ball was just out her reach and picked up by Davis.
  • In the 62nd minute, a free kick found the head of sophomore Mackenzie Myers, but the header was snatched up by Vallatini to keep game at 0-0.
  • In the 76th minute, Rahms passed the ball to the top of the 18 for Peduzzi, whose shot was just out of the reach of Vallatini in the top right corner of the net for the lone goal of the game.
  • The Purple Knights had one last shot in the final 30 seconds of the game by first-year Rileigh Cinquegrano (North Andover, Mass./North Andover) that went wide of the net.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday vs. Saint Anselm College, 4 p.m.