|University of Southern Maine||Elms College|
CHICOPEE, Mass. – Senior Kathleen Tuechler (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and junior Brie Voight (Springfield, Mass.) each scored first half goals to lead the Elms College Blazers to a 2-0 win over University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference women’s soccer game Saturday afternoon.
With its second straight win to open the 2016 season, Elms improves to 2-0. The loss drops Southern Maine’s record to 1-1 overall.
Tuechler put the Blazers ahead early scoring off of an assist from junior Jackie Soucia (Belchertown, Mass.) in the 10th minute. The goal followed one of the Blazers’ three corner kicks in the game; Soucia served the ball to Tuechler to set up the scoring play. Elms doubled the lead in the 40th minute when Voight tallied her team-leading fourth goal of the season on an unassisted strike.
Elms finished the game with a 12-6 advantage in shots and a 3-1 lead in corner kicks. Freshman Rebecca Molin (West Hartford, Conn./Northwest Catholic) earned the shut out in goal for the Blazers making five saves. Southern Maine sophomore Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.) made five saves in the loss for USM.
Southern Maine remains on the road and will play at UMaine Farmington on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.). The game will be played at Mt. Blue High School. Elms travels to Albertus Magnus on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.).