BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Jess Poratti (Essex Junction, Vt.) booked a five-point game with two goals and one assist leading the Wentworth women's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Southern Maine on Wednesday afternoon.
Wentworth improves to 4-5 this season while Southern Maine drops to 4-4-1.
- Jess Poratti (Macy Paquin) – Wentworth 32'
- Jess Poratti – Wentworth 57'
- Alex Allain (Emma Dennison) – USM 76'
- Ashley Molnar (Jess Poratti) – Wentworth 80'
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wentworth pestered the Huskies' defense early on, taking three shots on five corner kicks within the first 20 minutes.
- In the 32nd minute, freshman Macy Paquin (Somerset, Mass.) found a sprinting Poratti on the left flank, who finished far-post to open the scoring at 1-0 in favor of Wentworth. Wentworth held a 6-3 advantage in shots after the first 45 minutes.
- A corner kick by freshman Sherly Feliz (Salem, Mass.) ignited Wentworth's offensive push in the second half, as Poratti netted her second goal of the game, this time unassisted, in the 57th minute.
- USM converted on its first shot on target in second-half action as Alex Allain shrunk the gap to a single goal, 2-1, finishing off a service from teammate Emma Denninson. The Huskies struck again just two minutes later, but junior keeper Allison Haynes (Shelton, Conn.) denied the attempt.
- Sophomore Ashley Molnar (Northridge, Calif.) scored her first goal of the season to secure Wentworth's two-goal victory in the 80th minute, finishing a pass from Poratti inside the six-yard-box.
- Haynes moves to 4-5 with three saves on the day for Wentworth.
- Kayla Gorman suffered the loss for USM and drops to 4-4-1 without making a save in the effort.
- This is the second game Poratti has scored two goals in, the first being at Western Connecticut on September 7.
- Wentworth leads the all-time series with USM 2-0
- The Leopards return to conference play on Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff at Western New England.
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