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Women's Soccer Posts Second Straight Shutout

Women's Soccer Posts Second Straight Shutout

BOSTON, Mass. – Seniors Amanda Weinberger (Colchester, Conn.) and Mykaela Scarpace (Marlborough, Conn.) each scored first-half goals and sophomore Taylor Patti (Pittsfield, Mass.) scored in the second half to help lift the Wentworth Institute of Technology women's soccer team to a 3-0 win over U<Mass Dartmouth in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.

With the win the Leopards improve to 2-0 on the year while the Corsairs fall to 1-1.

Wentworth controlled the game from the outset, recording a pair of shots in the early going. At 10:30, junior Emily Richard (Fremont, N.H.) sent a pass across the box – from right to left – where Weinberger gained possession and put home a shot to an open left side for her second marker of the season.

The Leopards continued to apply pressure and, in the 36th minute, would double its lead off Scarpace's goal at 35:48. Classmate Mary Annon (Concord, N.H.) set up Scarpace, who tucker her shot away to the upper left corner.  Through the first half Wentworth had an 11-2 shot advantage.

In the second half, the Black & Gold continued to have chances, putting eight of their 11 shots on target, however would not score until the 87th minute when sophomore Taylor Patti (Pittsfield, Mass) scored her first collegiate goal when she fired a shot from 30 yards out which went to the upper right corner of the net.

Sophomore Micaela Robinson (Goshen, N.Y.) picked up her second straight shutout, needing to make just a pair of saves to do so. Junior Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) made 11 saves for UMass Dartmouth. The Leopards had a 22-5 shot advantage and a 3-1 advantage on corner kicks.

Through two games Wentworth has scored six goals which have come from five different players.

NEWTON, Mass. – After suffer a 3-0 setback to the University of Massachusetts Boston on Saturday morning, the Wentworth Institute of Technology men's soccer team got back on the winning track Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 win over Lasell in non-conference action played at Taylor Field.

With the win the Leopards improve to 2-1 on the season while the Lasers fall to 0-2.

The first half saw Lasell have a pair of chances early on, however Wentworth held a 13-2 shot advantage. The Leopards' best chances came in the 38th minutes when they had three shots in a span of 38 seconds, however were unable to capitalize.

Despite the lopsided shot total after 45 minutes of play, the hosts came out and nearly scored on a shot from sophomore Kenan Omerbasic (Windsor, Conn.), however sophomore Joe Schallmo (Norwood, Mass.) came up with the save to keep the contest scoreless.

Wentworth broke the ice at the 63:30 mark when junior Emmett Basaca (San Diego, Calif.) capitalized on a loose ball in the box and fired a strike past freshman Jackson Burhans (Berlin, N.Y.). While the Lasers managed back-to-back shots shortly after the goal was scored, Schallmo denied both bids.

The Leopards added an insurance goal with four minutes remaining in the contest as junior Matt Cicalis (Bridgewater, Mass.) took a shot which was saved by Burhans. The rebound came out to junior Stephen Frazier (Bedford, mass.) who buried his attempt home.

Schallmo turned aside seven shots to pick up the win. Cugno made five saves in the first have while Burhans was saddled with the loss after making six saves in the second half. Wentworth held a 25-12 shot advantage and and 8-4 edge on corner kicks.

The Leopards host Mass. Maritime on Wednesday night.