BEVERLY, Mass. – The Western New England University women's soccer team scored late in the second half to earn a 1-0 victory over Endicott College on Wednesday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Hempstead Stadium.
Western New England junior Christina Sordi (Bethlehem, Pa.) scored the lone goal of the contest in the 77th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Alex Lemekha (Stamford, Conn.) kept the Gulls off the board with a seven-save shutout, her sixth of the season.
Endicott applied offensive pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes of play, as the Gulls held a 13-1 shot advantage going into halftime, but the score was tied 0-0 at the break.
Western New England found the breakthrough in the 77th minute against the run of play. Freshman Summer Hathaway (Colchester, Vt.) sent a cross into the box that Endicott senior goalkeeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) was unable to secure, allowing Sordi to bury the loose ball into the back of the net.
The Golden Bear defense held strong for the remainder of the game to preserve the shutout and earn the crucial CCC victory.
• Western New England is unbeaten (1-0-2) in its last three matches against the Gulls. This afternoon's victory is the first win for the Golden Bears at Endicott since the 2013 season.
• Two of Sordi's four career goals have been game-winners.
Western New England (7-8-2, 3-2-1 CCC) returns home on Saturday to host Roger Williams in a Senior Day contest at 11 a.m. Endicott (9-6-1, 4-2-1 CCC) travels to the University of New England next Tuesday.