URI pushed to a tie by New Hampshire

By Joey Saade

Maria Uminski/Collegian

The New Hampshire women’s soccer team put up a dog fight with the Atlantic 10’s top-ranked team, Rhode Island, and came away with a 2-2 draw in double overtime last Friday.

The Rams (5-2-1) drew first blood with a goal in the 11th minute by Samantha Leyh, scored off an assist from Jennifer Barrientos.

The Wildcats (1-3-1) didn’t take long to respond after a pass from Jordan Logue set up Kirstyn Corder, who shot in the game-tying goal in the 18th minute.

Just when Rhode Island thought it had the game wrapped up with 2-1 lead after an 81stminute goal by Ashley Evangelista, UNH’s Jordan Logue tied up the score at two with her goal in the 89th minute.

Even after the Rams put up four shots on goal in the two overtime periods while holding the Wildcats to just one, both teams were unable to put a game winner through the net resulting in a 2-2 tie.

URI had a total of 18 shots in the game compared to the Wildcats’ eight.

Dayton takes care of Northeastern

After falling behind 1-0  to a struggling Northeastern team, Dayton straightened itself out and scored three unanswered goals to secure a 3-1 win Sunday.

The Huskies (1-6) jumped out to the early lead after sophomore Lahaina Zoller scored her first goal of the season in the 15th minute.

The Flyers (5-3) tied the game after Steph Emery came out of a scramble ball situation and blasted one past Huskies goalkeeper Paige Burnett in the 25th minute.

Dayton’s Juliana Liberton also netted a goal in the 77th minute on a penalty shot that resulted from a Huskies penalty inside the box.

The Flyers added another insurance goal with two seconds left in regulation after Colleen Williams headed in a corner kick from Alysha Mailon to top off a solid victory.

The Flyers outshot the Huskies, 21 to 10.

This win helped Dayton finish off their East Coast Trip at 2-0.

Xavier bounces back

Xavier, which got downed 5-0 by Indiana, got back on the winning track by finishing Morehead State, 2-1, Sunday.

The Musketeers (4-4) had a letdown against Indiana after posting impressive back-to-back shutout road victories against IUPUI and Northern Kentucky, but made sure to finish the week off strong against the Eagles.

Morehead State (0-6-1) struck first when Samantha Matherly rebounded a blocked shot and chipped it in through the net in the sixth minute to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Sophomore Margaret Woods ended Xavier’s nearly game-and-a-half scoring drought by evening the score at 1-1 with a back-post header six minutes before intermission.

The Museateers scored the game-winning goal in the 58th minute when Erin McGauley showed off her nifty ball skills and beat Morehead State goalkeeper Elizabeth Floyd one-on-one to take the 2-1 advantage.

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