Stickelman's first goal of her career moves Wentworth to 6-10-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the conference, while UNE drops to 8-5-2 and 3-3 against league opponents.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wentworth dominated both sides of the field in the conference victory and held UNE scoreless through 45 minutes thanks to three saves from junior Allison Haynes (Shelton, Conn.).
- Both teams stepped onto the field after halftime with a 0-0 score before Stickelman stunned junior keeper Kenna Pannone with a textbook header off a corner kick from classmate Jess Poratti (Essex Junction, Vt.) in the 50th minute. Poratti's corner kick was perfectly placed inside the six-yard-box and found a 5'8" Stickelman overpowering the UNE back line.
- UNE barely outshot the home team in the second half, 6-5, but all bids on goal were stopped by Haynes, who recorded her fourth shutout of the season.
- Haynes made six saves in the winning effort for Wentworth and moves to 6-10-1 overall.
- Pannone drops to 8-5-2 with the loss while making four stops for UNE.
- The Leopards have come out on top against the Nor'easters in two of the past three meetings.
- Stickelman's game-winner is the first of her career.
- The Leopards will honor their senior class before their next contest on Saturday October 26th. Kickoff between the Colonels of Curry College and the Leopards is set for Sweeney Field at 3:00 p.m.
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