- Score: Assumption 2, Saint Anselm 1
- Records: Assumption (4-2-1, 2-2-1 NE10), Saint Anselm (4-2-4, 1-2-3 NE10)
- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Multi-Sport Stadium)
- The Lead: The Assumption Greyhounds got back on track Saturday evening, defeating the Saint Anselm Hawks 2-1 on the day the team celebrated 30 years of women's soccer at Assumption College.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
-After playing to a scoreless tie through the first half, Assumption netted two goals to just over 10 minutes apart to take an initial 2-0 lead. Brooke Shatney (Weare, N.H. / John Stark Regional) scored first for the Hounds at the 53:48 mark on a penalty kick. Diana Bruggeman (Natick, Mass. / Natick) drew a foul inside the box and Shatney took the kick. She went left as the goalie went right, putting the Hounds up 1-0.
-Annie Irwin (Norwood, Mass. / Montrose School) struck for the Hounds' second goal of the game, putting her team up 2-0 at the 64:06 mark. On the goal, Alexis Stowell (Franklin, Mass. / Franklin) send a high ball into the offensive zone that Shatney then got a head on and sent Irwin's way. Irwin then rushed past a couple defenders to get to the open ball and then sent the kick high and into the top corner for the score.
-The Hawks did pull back within one at the 80:54 mark when Caly Farina scored from about 10 yards out. However, it was the last scoring chance Saint Anselm would get the rest of the way with the Hounds possessing the ball for much of the final 10 minutes of play.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
-Saint Anselm had the slight edge in shots, outshooting the Hounds 13-12. They also held a 7-2 advantage in corners, including a 5-0 advantage in the first half.
-Irwin's goal gives her three in her last four games. In seven games so far this season, Irwin has totaled three goals and two assists, which leads the team in goals and puts her in a five-way tie in assists. Irwin also has a team-high eight points.
-Shatney's goal was her first penalty kick of her collegiate career, in which she is now 1-for-1 in penalty kicks. She now has two goals and three assists on the season.
-Alexis Nason (Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy) made two saves to improve to 2-2-1 on the year. Payton Wildrick made six saves but fell to 4-2-4 on the season.
- The Hounds have a quick turnaround following Saturday's game, facing Le Moyne on Tuesday, October 8, at 3 p.m.