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    Women’s Soccer Starts Road Trip with ‘W’

    The Seawolves (7-6) started its three game road trip with a 2-1 victory over UMBC.’ The Seawolves goals came from midfielders Brook Barbuto and Holly Razzaghi, who combined for five of the team’s nine shots on goal. Barbuto scored in the 25th minute, recording her third goal of the season. The game remained tied at one, until the 57th minute when Razzaghi gave the Seawolves the edge with her first goal of the season.

    ‘ ‘Yes, it is a good win,’ assistant coach Steve Welham said, ‘An away conference win is always big especially when three points are at stake. Our goal is to separate ourselves from the rest of the pack and to earn a top two seed for the conference tournament.’

    The defense was also solid behind goalkeeper Amanda Hemme, who allowed one goal and recorded four saves in the win. Hemme started in goal for the third straight game, replacing Marisa Viola, who separated her shoulder on Sept. 28th against the Hartford Hawks. In Viola’s absence, Hemme has only allowed four goals in three games; three of those goals came in her first start when the team lost to New Hampshire.

    The Seawolves victory was only their third road win in seven games. In the four road loses the team has allowed 11 goals and has only put the ball in their opponents net twice.

    ‘Playing on the road especially in conference is always difficult, but most of the time it comes down to proper preparation and mind set which I know our team has learned,’ Welham said. ‘We are excited about our next game.’

    Despite the team’s struggles on the road, they have won three out of four games in the American East Conference. The team has also performed well at home (4-2), scoring a total of six goals and allowing no more than a single goal in each of the victories.’

    The Seawolves will look to repeat their winning performance and improve their road record with the next two games at Albany and then at Boston University. The team could also be at full strength, as the coaches are hopeful that Viola will be healthy enough to rejoin the team in less than a week.

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