DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Sophomore Tori Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) found the back of the net midway through the first half to help lift the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over UMass Dartmouth on Thursday evening at Cressy Field.
Connecticut College came out strong by unleashing seven shots and earning five corner kick opportunities by the midway point of the opening half. The Camels eventually broke through with the only goal they needed when junior Alyssa Kogelmann (Guilderland, N.Y.) by sending a pass through the legs of a teammate and finding Kretzmer for her second tally of the season in the 21st minute.
After the Camels nearly doubled the margin just a few minutes in the second half on a rocketed ball that came off the foot of junior Kelly Brigham (Norwich, Vt.), UMass Dartmouth (2-3-1) started to come alive and sent two high-percentage shots towards reserve goalkeeper Kelly Pelletier (Topsfield, Mass.). The sophomore, however, turned away the first one and the other bounced off the crossbar to keep the visitors ahead by one. The Camels maintained possession and were able to successfully run out the clock to win their third match of the season.
Junior Sarah Williams (Sherborn, Mass.) and Pelletier teamed up for the shutout between the pipes for Connecticut College, which otushot the Corsairs by a 25-9 margin and racked up 18 corner kick opportunities. Williams earned the win by making one save in the first half. Jamiee O'Brien matched her career high with 11 saves to keep the hosts within striking distance for the duration of the match.
Connecticut College (3-1) has the weekend off and will next travel to neighboring Coast Guard on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.