October 15, 2011

Women's Soccer Wins Third-Straight; Downs Le Moyne 4-1

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team scored four goals for the third-straight game to post a 4-1 win over Le Moyne College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon.  With the win, the Penmen improve to 8-5-1 overall and 6-4-1 in NE-10 action, while the loss drops the Dolphins to 3-10 overall and 1-9 in league play.

Today's game marks the first time since 1997 that the Penmen have scored four or more goals in three consecutive games. 

Bethi Ledoux (Westborough, Mass.) put SNHU on the board 4:38 into the game as she collected a pass from Emily Donahue (Bristol, R.I.) on the left fired the shot to the inside left post from 15 yards out.  Ariel Teixeira (Warren, R.I.) would make it 2-0 in favor of the Penmen at the 10:24 mark as she fired a shot from 10 yards deep that beat the Le Moyne goalkeeper Felicia Tynan in the low right corner. 

The Penmen would carry the 2-0 lead into the second half, where Le Moyne's Gabriele Ariola would feed the ball from the end line to teammate Julianna Moore who fired a low right shot from the center of the box to set the score at 2-1 in the 52nd minute. 

With 5:47 remaining in the second half, Kasey Morrison (Hampton, N.H.) shot a 12-yard shot from the center of the box to the low right corner to give the Penmen the 3-1 advantage.  Teixeira tallied her 22nd career assist on the goal to move into the eighth slot on the all-time career assists leader board. 

With 46 seconds remaining in the game, Danielle Quinlan (North Andover, Mass.) collected a pass from Ledoux and bounced the shot into the net from 15 yards out to finalize the 4-1 win. 

Penmen goalkeeper Samantha Whittier (Sutton, Mass.) was forced to make just one save in net for the win to record her third-straight win in net.  Tynan totaled seven saves in net for the Dolphins as SNHU outshot Le Moyne 18-6 on the afternoon. 

Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Tuesday, when it travels to face cross-town rival Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference action at 3:30 p.m. at Melucci Field.