|Bates College||University of New England|
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Devon Wolfenden broke a 1-1 tie with 0:33 remaining in the first half, and the University of New England held Bates College off the scoreboard after halftime to take a 2-1 non-conference women’s soccer victory Monday night (Sept. 19) at the Big Blue Turf.
The Nor’easters improved their record to 5-1, while the Bobcats dropped back to 2-4 with their third straight setback. The victory was UNE’s third consecutive positive decision in meetings between the two squads.
Bates was the first on the scoreboard when Riley Turcotte drove a low shot far post from the left side with 13:43 elapsed in the contest. It was Turcotte’s fourth goal of the season.
UNE would get its attack going during the late stages of the opening frame, tying the match in the 37th minute when Anna Michaud sent in a high shot from 25 yards out that ticked off the reach of Bates keeper Sarah McCarthy and slid underneath the crossbar.
Wolfenden’s game-winner came with the Nor’easters pressing just before intermission. Ashley Sherman sent in a beautiful cross from the right corner that Wolfenden re-directed into the goal.
The Bobcats had a strong scoring chance to tie in the 76th minute, but UNE keeper Brielle Robinson punched a long free kick by Laura Jarry over the top of the frame.
Robinson came up with six stops to up her personal mark to 5-1. McCarthy finished with three saves for the Bobcats, who play Wesleyan University at home Saturday (11 a.m.).