BANGOR, Maine – The Elms College women's soccer team was locked in an intense battle with Husson for more than 70 minutes on Saturday afternoon until an onslaught of offense in less than a four-minute span put the game decidedly in the Blazers favor. With three goals in 3:41 the Blazers secured a 4-1 victory.
Husson (0-2) got on the board first with a seventh-minute goal from Joan Overman. The score remained 1-0 for most of the first half until Jaime Cerrato got the equalizer for Elms (2-1-1) with assists from Olivia Denkiewicz (South Deerfield, Mass.) and Paige Silva (Swansea, Mass.).
With the scored still knotted at 1-1, Alizaya Clark (Springfield, Mass.) scored the 70:22 mark to put Elms ahead 2-1. Shannon Denault (Chicopee, Mass.) followed with another goal at the 72:02 mark and added her second goal of the game two minutes later to give the Blazers the 4-1 advantage.
The Blazers held an 11-7 lead in shots in the game including 9-4 in shots on-goal. Elms also owned a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks after attempting eight in the first half. Rebecca Molin (West Hartford, Conn.) came up with three saves in net for Elms.
The Blazers wrap up the 13th Annual Courtyard by Marriott Classic against UMass.-Boston on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., before their home-opener against Fitchburg State on Sept. 12. Husson will host Western New England on Sunday.