DARTMOUTH, MA – Senior forward Autumn Sorice (Bethel, CT) tallied two goals and an assist while classmate Andrea DeVoe (Farmington, CT) also netted a pair to lead the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team to a 4-1 victory at Little East Conference opponent UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Colonials improved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in league play, while the Corsairs dropped to 2-8-1 and 1-2.
"Once again, we received a solid all-around effort from our team. We're looking forward to returning home for three straight games which includes an LEC game against Eastern," said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison as his squad remained unbeaten.
The visitors ignited the scoring when DeVoe took a feed from Sorice and buried her fourth goal of the season just 8:17 into the contest. After a turnover near the top of the box, Sorice gathered control of the ball and fired a shot inside the left post, extending the lead to 2-0 heading into the break.
She then earned her 49th career goal less than two minutes into the second half when she raced downfield on a breakaway and finished to the right side to put WestConn ahead, 3-0. The Corsairs answered when Maddie McGee-Cochran launched a shot in from nearly 30 yards out, slicing the gap to 3-1. However, the Colonials responded quickly when DeVoe took a pass from classmate Brooke Hellman (Newington, CT) and tickled the twine, rounding the count out at 4-1.
WestConn senior goalkeeper Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, CT) recorded two saves and improved to 9-0 overall, while rookie Alexis Lainchbury (Hopewell Junction, NY) came on in relief to turn aside one UMass-Dartmouth shot. Madison Boucher took the loss for the Corsairs, dropping to 2-2 while making six stops.
The Colonials return to action against visiting non-conference foe Western New England on Tuesday at 4 p.m.