Worcester State 5, WPI 0
Worcester, MA --- Sophomore Sarah Connors (Gardner, MA) and senior captain Shannon Feeley (West Springfield, MA) each netted two goals apiece for Worcester State as the Lancers defeated cross town rival WPI, 5-0, in non conference women's soccer action. With the win WSC improves to 3-2 while the Engineers even out at 3-3.
Worcester State started off the contest with three corners in the opening six minutes before the Connors scored her first goal in the 17th minute.
Connors struck again in the 21st off of a corner kick when her attempt at the net glanced off of a WPI defender into the net for the unassisted tally. Five minutes later Feeley found the back of the net on her first marker of the season when she took a feed from sophomore Danielle Clifford (Attleboro, MA).
In the second period WPI tried everything they could to break the shutout as they rattled off six shots (five on goal) in the first 15 minutes of the half, but keeper Angieszaka Scychtysz (Warren, MA) kept the Crimson and Gray off the board. The Lancer defense then settled down and held the Boynton Hillers to just three shots for the rest of the contest.
Feeley added her second goal of the contest in the 66th minute on a cross from Clifford and freshman Brianne Beckman (Lakeville, MA) added a marker in the 81st to cap off the scoring in the game for WSC.
Scychtysz ended the contest with eight saves while WPI freshman goalkeeper Rebecca Newman (Howell, NJ) made two stops.
Worcester State held a 7-3 shooting edge in the first half, but then both teams were even at 10-10 in the second stanza. WSC also had a 10-0 advantage in corners. Clifford's two points gives her a team-high of 11 for the season.
Both teams will play their next contest on Saturday. The Lancers open up MASCAC play with Fitchburg State on the road at 10 AM while the Engineers travel to Newbury at noon.
Release Courtesy Worcester State Sports Information