Newman Stops Eight Shots in Women's Soccer 1-0 Loss at Salem

Katie Partridge

Salem State 1, WPI 0

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Salem, MA --- Salem State College opened up their 2009 season on a winnning note as the Lady Vikings downed the WPI Engineers 1-0 at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.

Taylor Orlando (Danvers, MA) broke a scoreless tie on a pass from Erin O'Brien (Hanson,MA) with a shot from 10 yards out at the 74:20 to provide the only scoring of the game.

Leah Poctner (Wilmington, MA) earned the shutout for Salem State (1-0) which controlled the ball in their offensive end for most of the afternoon.

WPI (1-2) saw their best scoring chance turned away with 14 minutes remaining when Poctner stopped Katie Partridge (Worcester, MA) on a free kick. Rebecca Newman (Howell, NJ) made eight saves, but suffered her first loss of the season.

Salem State will return to action on Tuesday, September 8th, when they host Gordon College at Alumni Field at 6PM. The Engineers take the field again on Wednesday as they play host to nationally ranked Western Connecticut at 7pm.

Release Courtesy Salem State Sports Information