DANBURY, CT – After blanking Scranton on Saturday, the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team shutout visiting non-conference foe Lasell College, 1-0, on Monday night at The Westside Athletic Complex. With the win, the Colonials remained undefeated, improving to 5-0 overall, while the Pride dropped to 1-3.
The Colonials broke the ice with the contest's lone goal in the 30th minute of play. Junior Lucy Daniels (Bethel, CT) took a pass from senior Andrea DeVoe (Farmington, CT) and lofted a long shot over the outstretched arms of the Pride goalkeeper that sailed just underneath the crossbar. It marked the first goal of the season for Daniels.
The hosts controlled the majority of play, outshooting the visitors, 14-5, while also maintaining an edge in corner kicks, 4-1. WestConn had numerous chances to widen the lead throughout the contest. However, stellar goaltending performances from senior Sarah LaClair (Belchertown, MA) and back-up sophomore Hayden Wheeler (Hubbardstown, MA) kept the Pride within striking distance.
"While we failed to finish on some quality chances, we put together another strong effort. We have the rest of the week to work on improving some things before our conference opener on Saturday," said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison following the victory.
Senior goalkeeper Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, CT) stopped one shot, improving to 4-0 for the Colonials, while Clair started and took the tough loss for the Pride, finishing with three saves, while sliding to 1-3.
WestConn returns to action for its Little East Conference opener when they travel to Southern Maine on Saturday at Noon.