DARTMOUTH, MA – Despite a late goal from senior forward Allison Oakley (Beekman, NY), the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team saw its nine game win streak fall by the wayside with a 2-1 loss at Little East Conference nemesis UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday night. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 11-7 overall and 5-2 in league play, while the Corsairs improved to 6-6-5 and 3-2-3.
"It was a well played game. Unfortunately, we were unable to capitalize on some scoring chances," said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison following the contest.
The hosts pierced the scoring column just 13:11 into the first half when Ella Rath gathered a rebound and hit the back of the net. Less than four minutes later, Rath tallied her second goal when she beat the WestConn goalkeeper to the ball for a breakaway attempt, extending the UMass-Dartmouth lead to 2-0.
The Colonials rallied when Oakley gathered a shot off the crossbar from junior Jasmine Grey (Naugatuck, CT) and netted her fourth goal of the year with 4:06 remaining in regulation. The visitors had a chance to notch the equalizer, however, senior Lucy Daniels' (Bethel, CT) off a corner kick feed was saved by Corsairs' goalie Jaimee O'Brien.
WestConn will look to rebound from the loss at non-conference opponent Stevens Tech on Tuesday at 6 p.m.