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No. 1 Eastern Connecticut and No. 2 Western Connecticut Advance to Women’s Soccer Championship Match for Second Straight Season

No. 1 Eastern Connecticut and No. 2 Western Connecticut Advance to Women’s Soccer Championship Match for Second Straight Season

No. 1 EASTERN CONNECTICUT 3, No. 4 UMASS BOSTON | Box Score

The game was scoreless through the opening 55 minutes of play until junior Aly Clarke (Mystic, Conn.) scored the only goal the top-seeded and host Warriors would need off a free kick. Eastern Connecticut's lead grew to 2-0 on senior Krista Petersen's (Wallingford, Conn.) unassisted tally in the 75th minute and classmate Maggie Bodington (Stratford, Conn.) put the match out of reach with her goal in the 79th minute.

Junior Kayla Labrecque (Westhampton, Mass.) did not face a single shot as she picked up the decision in goal for the Warriors, who outshot the Beacons 23-0. Junior Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.) had seven saves in taking the loss in net for UMass Boston (6-12-2).

The Warriors (9-7-3) will host the championship match Saturday at 1 p.m. 

No. 2 WESTERN CONNECTICUT 2, No. 3 KEENE STATE 1 | Box Score

Second-seeded Western Connect (16-1-2) will look to repeat as conference champion following a 2-1 win over third-seeded Keene State (11-8-1).

Both Colonial goals came in the first half. Senior Brooke Hellman (Newington, Conn.) headed in classmate Andrew Devoe's (Farmington, Conn.) corner kick in the 36th minute, and fellow senior Jenna Gentile (Norwalk, Conn.) scored off a feed from senior Autumn Sorice (Bethel, Conn.) with just 2:37 remaining in the frame, which proved to be the game winner.

Senior Katie Silegy (Keene, N.H.) got the Owls on the board off the pass from classmate Julia Pearson (Harwinton, Conn.) in the 72nd minute, but they were unable to get the equalizer.

Senior Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, Conn.) recorded seven saves to run her record to 13-0-1 for WestConn. Freshman Shelby Offord (Shelton, Conn.) fell to 6-4-1 after making three saves for Keene State.