ONEONTA, N.Y. – Freshman Casey Boucher netted a pair of strikes to help guide Hartwick College to a 4-1 win over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's soccer team in a non-conference matchup at Elmore Field on Saturday afternoon.
Boucher found the back of the net from 18 yards out just minutes into regulation to give the Hawks the early advantage. In the 55th minute, the freshman collected the ball out of a crowd of players and beat the keeper in the lower right corner to increase the Hawk's lead to three goals.
Sophomore Cami Cleveland sandwiched a scored between Boucher's marks. In the 38th minute, teammate Allie Ricci crossed a ball into the box, which found the head of Cleveland for the Hartwick (3-0) score.
Sophomore forward Kayli Berche (Fairhaven, Mass.) registered the only score for the visitors and her first mark of the 2014 season in the 86th minute of regulation. Trailing by a deficit of four, the Fairhaven, Mass. native was able to put home an unassisted attempt from the right side of the field to put the Corsairs on the scoreboard.
Both squads split the game equally amongst their goalkeepers. Annie Miller recorded a pair of saves, while Alley Maurer turned away an attempt for the Hawks. For the Corsairs, freshman Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) registered two stops, while sophomore Nikki Butts (Milford, Mass.) stopped a pair of shots.
UMass Dartmouth (1-2) returns to the pitch tomorrow afternoon as the Corsairs kick off against Oneonta St. at noon.