Rose Strikes In Loss To Dragons
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
PHILADELPHIA - Junior Stephanie Rose scored her second goal of the season as UNCW suffered a 3-1 setback to Drexel in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Sunday at Vidas Field.
The Dragons improved to 4-4-2 overall and 2-0 in CAA play with the win while the Seahawks slipped to 2-7 and 0-1. UNCW is back in action Thursday with a 7 pm. Contest at Old Dominion.
"Drexel was simply better than us today," said UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. "We have to get tougher and do a much better job competiting for the ball. We now need to find a way to bounce back and get prepared for a very athletic and dangerous Old Dominion game on Thursday."
Senior Jenna Lindsay gave the Dragons an early 1-0 lead when she teamed up with sophomore Andi Stampone and freshman Alyssa Findlay at the 16:02 mark for her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Rose tied the game at 1-all in the 26th minute, collecting a loose ball in the box before depositing the ball into the back of the net. Sophomore Nicole Costa was credited with an assist on the play.
Freshman Megan Hammaker would put the Dragons ahead for good just before the end of the first half, converting a penalty kick opportunity in the 43rd minute for give Drexel a 2-1 advantage.
The Seahawks had a chance to tie the game in the 61st minute, but junior Kim Currie's free kick from near midfield found the post.
Stampone would add an insurance marker in the 67th minute as she headed home a cross from Findlay to push the Dragons advantage to 3-1.
Drexel posted a 23-8 shot advantage over the Seahawks for the contest, highlighted by a 16-5 edge in the first half. Junior keeper Caitlin Hunter made 10 saves for UNCW before being replaced by senior Chandler Follett, who tallied one save. Freshman Eve Badana was only forced to make one save between the pipes for the Dragons. Drexel also held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks taken.