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Ducks Paddle Colonials, 4-1

Ducks Paddle Colonials, 4-1

HOBOKEN, NJ - Senior midfielder Lucy Daniels (Bethel, CT) scored in the 64th minute, but the outcomes had already been decided as the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision at Stevens Institute of Technology on Tuesday night.

Daniels' fourth goal of the season came following a corner kick by Bailey McCollum (Cold Springs, NY).

The Ducks, now 12-2 on the season, scored a pair of goals in each half.

Gabby Saade opened the scoring with her third goal of the season.  She was set up with a lead pass from Olivia Butera at the 7:29 mark.

A little over two minutes later, Misha Brewster tallied her sixth goal of the season after depositing a loose ball on the right side of the goal mouth.

Butera and Ally Wanzor added goals in the 48th and 53rd minutes for the winners.

Freshman Karly Martin (Bristol, CT) suffered the loss in goal for the Colonials, now 11-8.  She made a pair of saves over the first 45 minutes. 

Alexis Lainchbury (Hopewell Junction, NY) made five saves in the second stanza.

"Stevens is always a strong challenge, especially when we typically play them, this late in the season," said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison.  "It seemingly are preparing for the Empire 8 tournament as we are the LECs.  It is a good litmus test for both sides.  We obviously need to step up our play if we want to go anywhere this fall."

Erika McCarthy and Izzy DeDario combined to make three saves.

Stevens held a 24-10 advantage in shot attempts on Tuesday.

WestConn will celebrate senior day this Saturday, October 27 when it plays host to Plymouth State University in the regular-season Little East Conference finale.  Game time is set for 12 noon.  A win against the Panthers secures at least a tie for the LEC regular-season title and the upcoming tournament's number one seed.  This season's top seed will host the LEC semifinals and championship rounds on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3.