Yellow Jackets sting Stonehill for one second-half goal
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 10, 2010) – Stonehill College lost a narrow 1-0 decision to American International College, currently ranked fifth in the East Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), in a Northeast-10 women's soccer game Sunday in Springfield.
American International sophomore Devan Boundy (Avon, Conn./Avon) scored the game's lone goal just after halftime, and Stonehill was held scoreless by graduate student Kara Potts (Westfield, Mass./Westfield), who finished with six saves. The Skyhawks got a nine-save effort from freshman goalkeeper Amy Wheaton (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth).
Following a scoreless first half, Boundy netted the winner 1:17 into the second period off a free kick by senior Cassie Ashwell (Agawam, Mass./Agawam). The Skyhawks responded with increased offensive pressure and tallied seven second-half shots, but Potts held them off, including an 89th-minute stop against senior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy).
Wheaton made six second-half saves to keep the Skyhawks in the game, but Stonehill was unable to break through against the Yellow Jackets.
Stonehill (7-5-1, 6-4-1 NE-10) next hosts the University of Bridgeport on October 13 at 3:30 p.m. American International (9-4, 7-4 NE-10) takes on Franklin Pierce on October 13 at 7 p.m.