Seahawks Hound Huskies In 3-0 Shutout
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW scored three goals in a span of 7:09 midway through the first half to soar past Northeastern, 3-0, in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Friday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks picked up their first home victory of the season as they improved to 3-13 overall and 1-7 in league play. The Huskies, who entered the evening in a tie for second place in the league standings, slipped to 8-8-1 and 4-4-1 as they moved into a tie with James Madison for fourth place.
After some early pressure, junior Kim Currie opened the scoring with her third goal of the year at the 21:06 mark when she took a feed from junior Lindsay Henry at the top of the box and placed a shot past Huskies freshman goalkeeper Paige Burnett to the lower left-hand side of the frame.
Junior Stephanie Rose doubled the Seahawks lead moments later in the 26th minute, using a through ball from Henry to get behind the Northeastern defense before slotting the ball under a charging Burnett that found the back of the net from 25 yards out.
The Jacksonville, N.C., native then notched her second of the night when Currie played a cross into the box that Rose was able to deposit into the top right corner of the goal. Senior Ashley Dohrer also received an assist on the play.
Northeastern attempted to rally in the second half, bombarding junior goalkeeper Caitlin Hunter with 14 shots.
The Huskies best opportunity to get on the board in the half came in the 71st minute, when junior Hanna Terry fired a shot from the top of the box that Hunter was able to fight off, but left a rebound for freshman Lahaina Zoller, who fired the second-chance attempt off the right post and into the arms of a diving Hunter.
Hunter and UNCW's defense were able to limit NU to just three shots over the remaining 19 minutes to earn the team's second shutout of the season.
Northeastern finished the game with a 19-12 shot advantage in the contest, including a 14-5 edge in the final 45 minutes. UNCW posted a slim 4-3 edge in corner kicks taken.
Hunter recorded 10 saves for her seventh career shutout while Burnett finished with two saves between the pipes for NU.The Seahawks are at home again on Sunday when they take on Hofstra at 1 p.m. Northeastern is in action Sunday as well, taking on Georgia State in Atlanta at 11 a.m.