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Western Connecticut Slips Past Southern Maine 2-0

Western Connecticut Slips Past Southern Maine 2-0


DANBURY, Conn.  –  Carly Matasavage had a goal and an assist to lead the Western Connecticut State University Colonials to a 2-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference field hockey game Saturday afternoon at the WAC. 

The win is the fourth straight for Western Connecticut, improving its record to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the Little East.  The Colonials are undefeated at home this season at 5-0.  Southern Maine has its two-game win streak snapped and drops to 4-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference.  



Matasavage scored her sixth goal of the season in the second quarter to break open a scoreless game.  Matasavage converted an assist from Olivia Moore in the 20th minute.  Matasavage then helped the Colonials to an insurance goal in the final minute of the game, finding teammate Morgan Matthews for her eighth goal of the season with 43 seconds remaining in regulation.  


WCSU goalkeeper Neve Manion made six saves to earn the shutout victory for the Colonials.   Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsay Pych (West Milford, N.J./Morristown-Beard) made eight saves in the loss for the Huskies. 


WCSU outshot the Huskies 17-7 in the contest and held a 9-7 advantage in penalty corners.   The Huskies had five of their seven shots in the fourth quarter as they pressed for the equalizer. 


Southern Maine returns home and will host Salem State on Tuesday (6:00 pm) under the lights at Hannaford Field in a Little East Conference match up.