CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting Cabrini College scored a pair of second-half goals to secure a 2-0 win and spoil the home opened for the Washington College women's soccer team this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Neither team could find the back of the net in the first half as the Shorewomen took a 6-4 edge in shots into the intermission. Washington's first shot of the game nearly gave the Shorewomen a 1-0 lead; junior defender/midfielder Kelsey Newborn (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central) had her shot stopped just in front of the line by Cabrini defender Amy Loesser at the 2:13 mark.
The Cavaliers notched their first goal of the game at 65:04 when Michelle Kane booted in a rebound following a save by junior goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) on a shot by Loesser. Morgan Hudson made it 2-0 at 72:06 when she fired the ball into the opposite corner from the right side of the box after receiving a pass from Dana Nardello.
The Shorewomen got off three shots after Hudson's goal, the final one a long, lofting blast from sophomore defender Kim McClellan (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) that Cabrini goalkeeper Gianna Poretta saved at 84:50.
Washington held a 14-9 advantage in shots in the game, while Cabrini held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Porretta finished with six saves for the Cavaliers, while Ripple had five for the Shorewomen. Nardello had a game-high five shots, while sophomore forward Katie Bradley (Havre de Grace, MD/Fallston) had a team-best three off the bench for Washington.
The Shorewomen return to action Tuesday with a 4:00 p.m. home game against Hood.