Villemaire Powers Women's Soccer Past Le Moyne



THE BASICS:

- Score: Assumption 2, Le Moyne 1

- Records: Assumption (8-2-1, 6-2-1 NE10); Le Moyne (4-8, 3-6 NE10)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Multi-Sport Stadium)

- The Lead: The Assumption women's soccer team fell behind Le Moyne just 15 minutes into the action, but stormed back to claim a 2-1 win at Multi-Sport Stadium today in NE10 play.


HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Le Moyne tallied the first goal of the game 15 minutes into the contest, when the Dolphins took possession of the ball outside of their goal box and sprung on a counter attack. Jada Sargeant received the ball on the right wing and crossed it into the center where Claire Stackel settled it and fired it past freshman keeper Katie Hammer (Greenlawn, N.Y. / Harborfields).

- Assumption proved unlucky during the first half, as sophomore Alexis Stowell (Franklin, Mass. / Franklin) hit the crossbar, before narrowly missing a goal just over a minute later after ripping a shot off of the post.

- Junior Kallie Villemaire (Plattsburgh, N.Y. / Beekmantown) played the hero in the second half, as she scored two goals in quick succession to take the lead. She tied the game in the 79th minute, when freshman Brooke Shatney (Weare, N.H. / John Stark Regional) played a ball through the defense that put Villemaire into goal where she bent it around the Le Moyne goalie.

- In the 83rd minute, A. Stowell streaked up the wing with the ball and sent in a cross that found Villemaire in front of goal. The junior calmly one-touched it out of the air for her 15th goal of the season that put the Hounds up for good.


BEHIND THE NUMBERS:

- Hammer got her first collegiate start in net and earned the victory after recording three saves and playing the full 90 minutes.

- The Hounds outshot the Dolphins 20-12 on the match and were even on corner kicks as they both registered five.

 

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:

"This one felt pretty good. We asked our team to leave everything out on the field and we did. We bounced back from a tough loss at New Haven. The first half was a little bit shaky and we just told them we've got to want it and I think that showed in the second half. We were getting a couple of chances and finally a few of those went our way. Extremely proud of the way the whole team battled today." – Head Coach Grace Barnard



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