Kim's Free Kicks Lifts Women's Soccer to 5-2 Road Win at Roger Williams

Josie Kim - WPI Women's Soccer

Bristol, RI -- Juniors Lilly Proulx (New Boston, NH), Annika Keck (Oakland, CA) and Josie Kim (San Jose, CA) all netted first half goals to propel WPI women's soccer to a 5-2 road victory over host Roger Williams in a non-conference women's soccer match played on Tuesday evening. 

Following the result, both teams now sport a 5-3 record on the season. 

Proulx got WPI on the board early when she won the ball from a Hawks defender and shot low for her fourth goal of the season at 7:14.   The Engineers registered the middle goal of the first half at 16:34 when Grace Casey's (Winchester, MA) corner kick found the head of Sofia Orrico (Bethel, CT) and then the knee of Keck for the back's first marker of 2021.  Kim closed the first half barrage late in the 37th minute when drilled home a free kick from 30 yards out at 36:50. 

Kim collected her second goal of the match and third of the season on another free kick, this time from 20 yards out, at 56:19.  The Hawks broke up the shutout with an own goal at 59:57 and then got within two after Jordin Comstock (East Granby, CT) collected an Engineer defensive clear and found Leah Yucius (Duxbury, MA), who ripped home her fourth tally of the season at 67:46.  

The visitors added an insurance goal in the 87th minute as Ranya Basma (Shirley, MA) dibbled through the Roger Williams defense and toe poked the ball into the back of the net for her third goal of the year at 86:40. 

For the match, WPI enjoyed a 17-14 edge in shots while Roger Williams held a 9-4 advantage in corners. 

Lauren Paul (Schaghticoke, NY) earned the win in net for the Engineers notching six saves in nearly 79 minutes of work before Kelsey Leach (Tolland, CT) took over but was not called up to make a save over the final 11:03. 

Morgan Strassburg (Longmeadow, MA) and Sami Brody (Clinton, MA) split time in net for the hosts.  Strassburg tallied three stops in the first stanza while Brody also made three saves in the second half. 

Both teams return to conference action with matches on Saturday.  WPI hosts Emerson in a 4pm NEWMAC tilt while Roger Williams ventures to Curry in an 11am NEWMAC affair.