Women's Soccer Drops Season Opener to Monks, 1-0

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine –The Husson University (0-1-0) women's soccer team dropped their season opener to the Saint Joseph's (Maine) Monks (2-0-0) in a non-conference matchup at Boucher Field on Sunday evening.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

After a scoreless first half, the Monks found the back of the net first, to take the 1-0 advantage with 27 minutes left in regulation. McKenzie Murphy took a determined step towards the ball flying off the foot of Haley DaGraca from the corner, and headed it directly into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

With three minutes remaining on the clock, Joan Overman sprinted down the field outrunning Monks defenders on her left and right, finding herself one-on-one with the goaltender Adia Grogan. Grogan came out and slid in front of the ball just as Overman drew back for a shot, knocking it away from the Monks' net to hold onto the 1-0 victory. 

BETWEEN THE POSTS:

In net for the Eagles, Sami Ireland turned away five shots.

Adia Grogan stopped four shots to preserve the victory for Saint Joseph's (Maine). 

TEAM STATS:

Both teams launched in six corners apiece towards goal, while Saint Joseph's (Maine) was the only team to capitalize on one. The Monks also led in overall shots, 16-8.

NEXT!

The Eagles will play host to the 13th Annual Courtyard by Marriott Classic next weekend with a match against Elms College on Saturday, September 8th at 3:00 pm and Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 pm against Western New England.