Late Goal Sinks Mitchell Women's Soccer vs. Regis
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Regis College in New England Collegiate College action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Michelle Sirois scored the match's lone goal in the second half to propel Regis (5-1-2 overall, 2-0-1 NECC) to victory. The Pride held a 15-5 edge in shots and put 10 on goal to pressure the Mitchell defense.
After a scoreless first half in which Regis outshot Mitchell 11-1, the Mariners (2-5-0 overall, 2-1-0 NECC) pushed forward more in the second stanza and produced scoring chances. Sophomore Madeline Crow put two shots on goal in the half for Mitchell, but goalkeeper Rachel Gagnon made saves each time.
It was an individual effort by Sirois in the 72nd minute that was the difference. She settled a long pass up the right sideline and quickly turned past her defender. After dribbling 20 yards along the sideline, she turned the corner against her defender and lofted a shot across the box and over the keeper that found the back corner of the goal. It was her team-leading fifth tally of the season and came with just 18:15 remaining in the contest.
The Pride possessed well down the stretch and kept the Mariners from a chance to equalize. Gagnon finished with three saves to record her fifth shutout while Mitchell junior Kaylee Woodford made nine saves.
Mitchell will next play at Southern Vermont College on Wednesday, October 10 at 4 p.m.