When and Where: September 14, 2016 – Manchester, N.H. (Larkin Field)
Score: American International College 1, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: AIC 2-2-0 (1-0-0 NE-10), SNHU 3-2-0 (1-1-0 NE-10)
Johanna Englund's free kick found the back of the net in the 23rd minute as American International College defeated the Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team, 1-0, in a defensive affair Wednesday night at Larkin Field.
A foul just outside of the box resulted in a free kick for Englund, who kicked the ball through the Southern New Hampshire wall and into the bottom-left corner of the net, past a diving Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.), to make it 1-0 at the 22:36 mark.
The Penmen had a chance to take the 1-0 advantage in the fourth minute when sophomore Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) drilled a shot from the top-right corner of the box, but AIC goalkeeper Madison Brown leapt to get a hand on the ball before it caromed off the crossbar and out of harm's way.
That was probably Southern New Hampshire's best chance of the match, while the Yellow Jackets had a few more dangerous opportunities that went by the wayside down the stretch.
- Salmon stopped three of the four shots she faced, while Brown turned away all four shots that came her way.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot AIC, 9-7, while the Yellow Jackets held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Penmen.
The Penmen return to action Saturday, Sept. 17 (4 p.m.) when they play host to Southern Connecticut State University at Larkin.
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