DANBURY, Conn. – A natural hat trick for junior Autumn Sorice (Bethel, Conn.) powered the Western Connecticut Colonials past visiting UMass Dartmouth Women's Soccer 4-0 in Little East Conference competition on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Western Connecticut 4, UMass Dartmouth 0
Records: Western Connecticut (5-3-1, 1-1 LEC)| UMass Dartmouth (2-5-1, 0-2 LEC)
How it Happened
The Colonials first struck when junior Andrea DeVoe (Farmington, Conn.) cut off a Corsair pass in the midfield. DeVoe connected with Sorice at the top of the box, who proceed to beat UMass Dartmouth goalkeeper Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) to the top-right corner of the cage.
Early in the second half, Sorice tallied her second goal of the match and then followed up with her third less than two minutes later to finish off the trifecta.
Just moments later, Colonial freshman Jasmine Grey (Naugatuck, Conn.) potted her first collegiate goal, corralling a corner kick to put the final total at four goals.
Inside the Numbers
- Boucher took the loss for the Corsairs, despite making three stops in66 minutes in net for the Corsairs.
- Sophomore Korina Miguel (New Bedford, Mass.) made her first three saves of her career in relief for Boucher.
- Junior Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, Conn.) made five saves in net for the Colonials en route to her third clean sheet of the year.
- Senior Talia D'Ambruoso (Warwick, R.I.) led the Corsairs with three shots on the afternoon, while fellow senior Erica Fairas (Tiverton, R.I.) had a pair of shots on goal.
- The Colonials outshot UMass Dartmouth 19-12 and held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Corsairs will be back in action when Springfield College visits UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. first whistle.