October 21, 2017
Score: Worcester State 1, Southern Maine 0
Records: Worcester State (13-3, 10-1 LEC) | Southern Maine (5-3, 4-7 LEC)
Worcester State outshot the hosts by a 10-3 margin in the first half. However, Southern Maine's goaltender, McKenzie Cormier (Hiram, Maine) turned away eight shots to preserve the 0-0 score at the intermission.
With the score stalled at 0-0, Olivia Antonelli (Westford, Mass.) notched her eighth goal of the season tipping in a loose ball in front of the cage for the game-winner in the 40th minute. The Lancers pressured throughout searching for to add a goal to its lead, but Southern Maine's defense and Cormier continued to play tough, resulting in the 1-0 win.
CRUNCH THE NUMBERS
- Worcester State's Michaila Parent (Westborough, Mass.) led the Lancers with eight shots (5 SOG), while Anonelli logged five (3 SOG).
- The Huskies had a few opportunities in its offensive third, but the Lancers did not allow its goalkeeper senior Kathryn Salemme (Boxborough, Mass.) to face a shot on net in the win.
- Cormier finished the game with 12 saves, while sophomore Makayla Garvin (Springvale, Maine) came up with a defensive save.
- Worcester State held a 20-3 edge in shots, and a 16-2 margin in penalty corners.
Worcester State wraps up the regular season on Thursday (Oct. 26) when they host Becker for a senior night game, beginning at 7 p.m. The Lancers begin playoffs next Saturday (Oct. 28) when they host the No. 8 seed, Western Connecticut, also in a 7 p.m. matchup.