BOSTON, Mass. - The Wentworth Institute of Technology women's soccer team fell to the Bears of Bridgewater State University, 5-2, Thursday evening at Sweeney field.
The Leopards were first to strike in the eighth minute, as junior Jess Poratti (Essex Junction, Vt.) finished a through ball from classmate Alexis Stickelman (East Northport, N.Y.) for her team-leading fifth goal of the season. The Bears tied the match up at 13:33, as freshman Delaney Langton (Scituate, R.I.) lofted in a cross that found junior Alana Vincent (Taunton, Mass.), who netted her first of two goals in the match.
The Bears closed out the first half with two more goals to lengthen the lead 3-1, and saw goals from senior Nicole Simas (Dartmouth, Mass.) and junior Tess Nagle (Pembroke, Mass.). Bridgewater rode momentum into the second half, netting two goals in the first five minutes from senior Kellsie Mitchell (Bristol, R.I.) and Vincent to round out the scoring for the visitors.
Freshman Ashley Molnar (Northridge, Calif.) broke the second-half drought for Wentworth in the 58th minute, finishing off a free kick taken by senior Taylor Patti (Pittsfield, Mass.), but Bridgewater had done enough damage to run away with the non-conference victory.
Leopards' senior keeper Christie Fleming (Braintree, Mass.) made four saves in the effort and drops 5-5-2 overall, while sophomore Allison Haynes (Shelton, Conn.) stopped five shots in second-half relief. Bears' junior keeper Kellie Souza (Wilmington, Mass.) had four saves in the win and improves to 6-4-1 on the season.
The Leopards (6-6-2) resume conference play on Saturday October 13th at Sweeney Field versus Endicott at 3:30 p.m. and will honor the graduating seniors before kickoff.
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