Women's Soccer Falls to Dartmouth
HANOVER, New Hampshire - The Red Foxes played a strategic game, but a five-minute period allowed Dartmouth to score three goals and take the win on Monday night.
In the 17th minute, Riley Abate found an open Abby Murphy near the net who fired from close and earned her first career goal.
Marist held the lead for the rest of the first half, with Francesca Guzzo making three saves in the process.
Dartmouth scored three times in three minutes in the mid 50s minutes, one of which came from a penalty kick.
Freshman keeper Natalie Kelchner made five saves in the second half, but could not stave off the Dartmouth onslaught completely.
Freshman Riley Abate tallied her first career assist to give freshman Abby Murphy her first career goal to put Marist on the board.
Dartmouth led in shots 23-9, and shots on goal 11-5.
Murphy and freshman Nicole Piperea led the Red Foxes with three shots each.
This is the first of three games for Marist this week, and the only one that does not count towards MAAC standings.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Tonight was a really good opportunity for us to continue learning about ourselves as individuals and as a collective unit" stated Coach Leigh Howardafter the game. "We had a couple of players who really made an impact on the game and took advantage of their minutes. It's our hope that we can build on those moments heading into a big conference match on Wednesday."
Women's soccer will return to Tenney Stadium to host Siena on Wednesday. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. With one more win, the Red Foxes will clinch a playoff spot in the MAAC Championships.