Connecticut College 1, ECSU 0
Morgan's Magic: Cowie-Haskell Propels Camels to Victory with First Half Goal
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Morgan Cowie-Haskell (Marshfield, Mass.) buried a header in the 36th minute of action to lead the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 1-0 blanking of Eastern Connecticut State University in the first home event played under the lights at the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Tuesday. Sophomore Rebecca Parente (Orange, Conn.) assisted on the eventual game-winner with a nifty looking corner kick that sailed all the way through the box near the far post where Cowie-Haskell buried the header.
The Camels improve their record to 2-5-1, while the Warriors fall to 5-4-1 with the setback.
All four of the Camel goaltenders contributed to the shutout and every active player on the roster participated in the win. Amy Lowitt (Baltimore, Md.) made one save in the first half. Blythe Gross-Hutton (Cincinnati, Ohio) stopped four shots in second half action. Kirsten Manville (Fairfax, Va.) logged 16:20 of action before Natalie Signor (Glastonbury, Conn.) closed out the win, logging 5:40 of action.
Sophomore Rachel Skelton (East Lyme, Conn.) made one save in the opening half of action for the visitors. Senior Mackenzie MacLeod (Northfield, Conn.) stopped two Camels shots in the second stanza.
The Camels held an 11-to-6 edge in shots and a 3-to-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Connecticut College Head Women's Soccer Coach Norm Riker was pleased with the all-around effort and perfect execution on the Parente corner.
"This is a quality win against a team that reaches the NCAA Tournament on a consistent basis," Riker said. "We work hard on executing our set pieces in practice and we did a nice job executing on Rebecca's corner."
With four goalkeepers competing for time, you would figure their might be some internal battles for minutes but Lowitt says it the opposite for this foursome.
"You hear about things can get hostile on teams but we are all very supportive and welcoming of each other on and off the field," Lowitt said. "It was really exciting to come out and play this game under the lights. We've come so far as an athletic program."
Cowie-Haskell was pleased to supply the difference making goal but selflessly deflected the attention away from her score to her teammate who delivered the perfect pass in less than perfect conditions.
"Becca really laid out a perfect ball for me and I just got my head on it," Cowie-Haskell said.
The Camels hope to carry their momentum into the weekend's conference action. Saturday afternoon, the Camels will host Tufts in a noon-time NESCAC match up. Sunday at noon, the Camels will host the Panthers of Middlebury College in another conference showdown on Tempel Green.
The Warriors will return home and resume Little East play with a 1:00 p.m. game against Keene State College Saturday.
October 2, 2012