Northeastern, new to us this season, looked sharp and pressed you quickly and aggressively. With three teams playing each other, games were shortened to 50 minutes, so time was short.
Quality of play was of the highest importance, and you wasted no time getting shots off. All of our practice on quick, simple, diagonal passes paid off -- you looked well-organized and got the first goal in the 9th minute when Ginny found Emily Niehaus with a diagonal pass that she rocketed into the NE net!
Northeastern capitalized on an uncommon defensive lapse in the 12th minute, but soon after that Jenn made another diagonal pass to Emily Niehaus from the left side of the field to the right. Emily was able to turn counter-clockwise quickly enough to change the direction of the ball by something like 300˚ to put the goal past the NE GK into the far left side netting!
Geanacopoulos hammered a shot at the NE GK in the 17th minute that was saved but out for a corner. Immediately after that Abbe made an amazing save with her right foot to prevent a certain goal. At the half-way point in the game Bri dribbled along the right end of NE's third and beat their Keeper with a left-footed shot for 3:1.
Abbe made another huge save at head-level in the 26th minute, but another NE shot was too high for her and brushed her finger-tips on its way into our net for 3:2. They had three more shots but none of them was on target, thankfully!
You did well to come out with a win against such a strong opponent, who before today was reported to have won almost all of their games, including a win over UVM!
F: Jenn + Emily N, Courtney + Bri
OM: Mila + Ginny, Ally '13 + Katherine
CM: Molly + Emily B, Sarah R + Betsy; Felds + Hannah
OD: Blythe + Liz K, Liz N
CD: Elle + Collin
Shots 5:10 Saves 2:3
3 Jenn shot saved
9 Ginny diagonal pass to Emily N --> 1:0
10 NE on a breakaway --> 1:1
12 Emily N off a cross from Jenn --> 2:1
15 NE shot wide
17 Ally shot saved for a corner
18 NE shot, Abbe HUGE save with her foot
24 Bri with her left foot --> 3:1
26 NE shot, Abbe save
26 NE shot wide
27 NE shot, Abbe huge save at head level
30 Jenn shot wide
35+36 D corner
42 NE shot almost finger-tip save --> 3:2
47 NE free kick
48 NE shot over
50 NE shot wide