Chicopee, Mass. - In its season opener, the Albertus Magnus College women's soccer team dropped a 5-1 decision to Elms College in non-conference play on Friday evening at Leary Field.
FINAL SCORE: Elms College 5 | Albertus Magnus 1
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (0-1) | Elms College (1-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Elms broke open the scoring in the 19th minute as Alizaya Clark capitalized on a good shot attempt to give the hosts a 1-0 edge. Three minutes later, Morgan Foucault found the back of the net to lengthen the Blazers' lead to two, 2-0.
Soon after, it turned into a four-goal game following back-to-back goals from Sydney Goodwin at the 56th and 59th minute, respectively.
Elms maintained momentum with Shannon Denault scoring at the 69th minute off a Madison Bernard assist to extend the lead to five, 5-0.
Less than 10 minutes later, sophomore Mercedes Faust (Warwick, R.I.) eliminated the shutout scoring the Falcons' first of the season following a crisp feed from Bridget Rosikiewicz (Naugatuck, Conn.). However, it was too late for the Falcons as the Blazers sealed the home win, 5-1,.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus - Cassidy Scofield (Shelton, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 9 Shots on Goal | 5 Goals-Against | 4 Saves
- Elms - Rebecca Molin (W, 1-0): 9 Shots on Goal | 1 Goals-Against | 8 Saves
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Keegan Riccio (West Haven, Conn.), Kikosicki and Jaidyn Gillette (Putnam, Conn.) registered three shots apiece to combined for nine of the Falcons' 17 shots.
- Albertus had more corner opportunities than the Blazers, 4-3.
- The Falcons also had more shot attempts, 17-12.
- Along with Faust, Riccio and Rosikiewicz, Megan Doyle (Central Islip, N.Y.), Kelly Duarte (Groton, Conn.), Jenessa Perez (Oxford, Conn.), Amanda McGeehan (Milford, Conn.) and Katherine Raposo (Warwick, R.I.) all made their debut for the Falcons.
Albertus returns to action on Wednesday, September 4 as the Falcons host Mitchell College for their home opener. Kick-off is set for 5PM at Celentano Field in New Haven, Conn.