Schmidt stellar in Panther goal with 13 saves
DANBURY, Conn. – Sophomore Autumn Sorice (Bethel, Conn.) scored in the 70th minute Saturday evening to lift the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Plymouth State University at The WAC.
The Colonials, 9-5-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Little East Conference dominated in every statistical category, but the most important one, the final score. They out-shot the Panthers, 30-5 and they attempted more corner kicks, 7-1.
If not for the stellar performance from Plymouth's junior goalie Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, NH), the result could have looked much different. She made 13 saves on the night, including several that are likely to be on the PSU highlight reel at the end of the season.
Western got on the scoreboard in the 28th minute when Kelsey Chacho (Plainville, Conn.) scored an unassisted goal. It was her fifth of the season.
The Panthers, now 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the league, drew even when Naomi Kramer (Bow, N.H.) collected a high bouncing pass from Ashley Brenner (Londonderry, N.H.) on the top of the box. She found the far left corner of the goal for her third marker of the season.
Sophomore Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, Conn.) earned the victory in goal for the Colonials. She did not make a save on the night as only one of PSU's five shots were between the pipes.
Western takes to the road next Saturday, October 17 to play UMass Boston. Game time is set for 3 p.m. The Panthers travel to Providence, RI for a meeting with Rhode Island College next Saturday at 1 p.m.
(Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information)
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