MILTON, Mass.- The Curry College Women's Soccer team defeated visiting Gordon College, 1-0, in Commonwealth Coast Conference action on Friday night at the Walter M. Katz Field. The match against the Fighting Scots was Olivia Strong Night and was dedicated to the six seniors who participated in their last home game.
With the win the Colonels improve to 9-7-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the CCC. The loss drops the Fighting Scots to 6-8-2 on the season and 2-4-2 in the CCC.
The teams battled each other over the first 45 minutes of play to a 0-0 halftime score. Gordon held the advantage in shots at 6-3. Five of the Fighting Scots shots were on net but solid play between the pipes by Curry's senior goaltender Morgan Stott (Dartmouth, Mass.) held them scoreless. The Fighting Scots goaltender Kali Denty (Marshfield, Mass.) stopped two of the shots she faced on net.
The Colonels came out strong in the second half and with just 56 seconds off the clock they netted the eventual game-winner. Senior Kaitlyn Lima (New Bedford, Mass.) sent classmate Brianna Fitzsimmons (East Haven, Conn.) a through pass into the 18-yard box. Fitzsimmons collected the ball and shot it low into the corner of the past the glove of Denty.
Gordon outshot Curry 14-11. Both teams each had two corner kicks.
Stott earned the shutout and victory in goal for the Colonels with seven saves. Denty made five stops in net for the Fighting Scots in the loss.
Curry finishes their regular season when they travel to Commonwealth Coast Conference opponent Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday, October 25 for a 9:00 p.m. game. Gordon will host Commonwealth Coast Conference opponent Endicott in their final game of the regular season also on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m.