Campo tallied her first and second goals of the season
Henry tallied both assists in the come-from-behind victory
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (October 6, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team, ranked No. 9 in the United Soccer Coaches' East Regional Poll, defeated Northeast-10 Conference foe Southern Connecticut State University, ranked No. 8 in the United Soccer Coaches' East Regional Poll, 2-1 Saturday night at Jess Dow Field.
Stonehill (8-4-0, 5-4-0 NE10) saw Courtney Campo with both goals, while Kayla Henry chipped in her third and fourth assists of the season. Kaitlin Brown registered four saves in her 14th win of her career.
Southern Connecticut saw Kaitlyn D'Amico with an early strike in the second minute of the game that was put towards the back left post after dribbling past defender on the right side for a 1-0 lead at 1:19. At the end of the first half, the Owls had outshot the Skyhawks 7-3, as each goalkeeper only tallied one save each.
The Skyhawks seemed to control the pace of the game in the second half, as they got off two shots prior to their fourth corner kick of the game by Nicole Geraghty.
The corner kick was almost cleared by Southern Connecticut at 63:34, but then Stonehill was able to boot the ball back into play, as the ball ricocheted off many feet in the box. Henry was able to pass it to Campo who got the ball up and under the crossbar from the left side of the net for the equalizer. The tally was her first goal of the season and her fifth of her career at 63:47.
The Owls reacted and controlled the ball in their attacking third for about 10 minutes, but Stonehill's defense held true. As Brown lifted the ball past midfield, the Skyhawks took possession and brought the ball into their attacking third. Henry once again found Campo on the left side of the net and she was able to put the ball under the crossbar for a one-goal advantage at 73:51, 2-1, for her second goal of the season.
Southern Connecticut's offense began to attack harder and faster, as they brought the ball down to their attacking third multiple times getting four shots off before the end of regulation. Stonehill also saw some opportunities in the remaining minutes, but the Owls defense fended off any shots.
The Skyhawks will host Merrimack College on Wednesday, October 10 for a NE10 battle on Skyhawks Field with a start time of 3:00 p.m.
During the month of October, the women's soccer team will be wearing pink to honor anyone who is affected by breast cancer supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Skyhawks will be selling pink bracelets and t-shirts during their Play4TheCure contest on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. on Skyhawk Field against Saint Michael's College. If you are interested in donating to the National Foundation for Cancer Research click here to head to the women's soccer Play4TheCure page.
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