WCSU ROUNDUP: Big wins for women’s soccer, field hockey teams

September 8, 2016 GMT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Senior midfielder Celia DeVoe scored on a free kick six minutes into overtime Wednesday to lift the Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Vassar College.

Through four games this season, DeVoe is the Colonials’ leading scorer with one goal and one assist. Junior goalkeeper Jillian Fernandez sealed the victory with four saves. Junior forward Autumn Sorice, a former Bethel High School star, scored from 25 yards out in the 57th minute to put Western on the board first, but Vassar tied it on a goal by Audrey Pillsbury 11 minutes later. Goalkeeper Stephanie Taplosky made seven saves for Vassar (1-2).

Western (2-2) is set to host Scranton on Saturday at 3 p.m..


SALEM, Mass. — Carly Matasavage and Shannon Lynch each scored a goal as Western defeated Salem State 2-1 in the Little East Conference opener for both teams.

Matasavage, a freshman out of Pomperaug High School, put the Colonials on the board first at 18:50 with her second goal of the season. Lynch a freshman Newtown High product, made it 2-0 Western at 31:53. Courtney Smith answered for Salem State less than a minute later to cut the Western lead to 2-1, but that was as close as Salem came. The two teams played a scoreless second half, although Western held a 13-1 advantage in shots in the second half. Western senior goalie and former Danbury High standout Kristy Trotta made three saves to seal the win, while Carolyn Woodin made 16 saves for Salem State (0-2, 0-1).

Western (2-1, 1-0) is set to host Worcester State on Saturday at noon.