HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team lost a Northeast Conference game to Wagner College, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 3-7-1 on the year and 2-3 in the NEC, while the Seahawks improve to 9-5-2 overall and 3-4 in league action.
Wagner senior midfielder Kaitlyn Llewellyn scored the game-winner in the 35th minute of play when Seahawks sophomore Amanda Sieferman launched the ball into the 18-yard box to find Llewellyn, who then headed the ball into the top of the net. The goal was Llewellyn’s third of the 2011 season.
The Bobcats created several opportunities, including two chances on the edge of the 18-yard box, after Wagner was penalized with two fouls in their defensive territory. However, both Quinnipiac shots were blocked by the Seahawks’ defense.
Additionally, Quinnipiac junior Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) blasted a tremendous shot for the tying goal in the 71st minute, but Wagner’s keeper was able to make the critical save to keep the Seahawks ahead.
Despite the loss, Quinnipiac outshot Wagner, 16-11. The Bobcats’ offense was led by junior Crystal Burns (Overland Park, Kan.), who tallied a game-high six shots in the contest.
The Bobcats also posted eight corner kicks, compared to the Seahawks’ seven corners overall. Quinnipiac senior keeper Jill Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) made two saves, while Wagner sophomore goalkeeper Kate Marcy had four stops in net.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays a rescheduled conference game against Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 18. at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn.
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