Women’s soccer ties twice over weekend

Allison Case, Staff Writer

The Le Moyne Dolphins women’s soccer team entered this week looking to continue their dominance against two Northeast-10 conference rivals, only to come out with two tie games.

The game on Wednesday, Sept. 26 pitted the Dolphins against the Southern Connecticut State Owls in a hard-fought battle, resulting in a scoreless tie.

The Northeast-10 battle was dominated by the Owls, who took 10 shots, eight on goal, in the first 30 minutes of play time. Standout freshman goalie Tori Corsaro kept the ‘Phins in the game by saving all eight shots on goal in the first half.

The second half brought just as much frustration, as both teams struggled to bring the ball down the field. The Dolphins registered only three shots on goal in the half, each of which occurred in the final 10 minutes of play.

Both teams struggled in the overtime periods, with Le Moyne only taking one shot on goal and Southern Connecticut making two shots to no avail.

The highlight of the team was Corsaro, who made 13 saves against the Owls.

The Dolphins faced their next opponent, the U-Mass Lowell River Hawks, at home on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Northeast-10 Conference battle featured two evenly-matched teams.

The River Hawks and the Dolphins both struggled to score in the first half, with neither team taking more than five shots on goal.

The second half was all River Hawks. The Hawks took nine shots in the time frame as the ‘Phins were still trying to find their groove.

As the buzzer sounded, the score still remained 0-0. The first overtime period was where the Dolphins began to come alive. Senior midfielder Gabriele Ariola scorched a shot towards the net at the 93:03 mark, only to be denied by the Hawks keeper.

Senior forward Christie Morano also took a potential game-winning shot, only to have it hit the crossbar.

Corsaro saved the Dolphins in the second overtime period when she made a difficult save on a hard shot by UMass Lowell’s Taylor Hartmann.

The game ended in a 0-0 tie, but it was the second straight shutout for rookie goalie Corsaro. She made five saves in the game, putting her total to 49 saves in seven conference games.

Le Moyne ends the week with a record of 2-4-3 and will look forward to facing Southern New Hampshire this Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.