Vassar Downed by High-Scoring Union

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (April 1, 2011) Although Vassar broke out to a quick 1-0 on a goal by senior attack Sarah Warner, a potent Union offense saw nine different players score goals, and the Dutchwomen defeated the Brewers 21-8 at a soaked Weinberg Field on Friday afternoon in Liberty League action.

Vassar's 1-0 lead within the first 90 seconds of the game was short lived, as Union went on 7-1 scoring spree over a 12 minute span to take firm control of the game. A brief Vassar rally, which included back-to-back goals from senior midfielder Allie Morgan did bring the Brewers within 8-5 with 11:26 to play in the half, but Union distributed its goal scoring and went into halftime leading 12-6.

The loss drops Vassar to 3-3, 0-1, while Union improves to 3-3, 1-0. Vassar will host Skidmore on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., while Union has a road contest at Rensselaer at 2:00 p.m.

Union's senior attacks Kristin Joyce and Chelsea Charette were a virtually unstoppable force for the Dutchwomen. Joyce scored six goals to raise her season total to 21, while Charette added four goals. Union outscored Vassar 9-2 in the second half, with Joyce notching four goals and Charette a pair.

Vassar was down 11-5 late in the first half when junior midfielder Elizabeth Feltch brought the Brewers within 11-6 with an assist from Warner with 5:42 remaining. Union scored a backbreaking goal with just three seconds until halftime, getting a goal while down a player, off the stick of senior midfielder Melissa Hine.

After Vassar's Morgan scored her third goal of the game moments into the second half, Union tallied nine straight goals in a half that saw the Dutchwomen connect on nine on eleven shots on goal. For the game, Union held a 31-12 shooting advantage. The Brewers got their eighth game of the season from sophomore midfielder Marissa Reilly.

Vassar senior goalie Nicole Englehardt started the game and allowed 11 goals. She was replaced in the second half by junior Heather Kessleman who had a single save against a ferocious Union attack.

Union senior goalie Alexis Deeb earned her third win of the season and made one save in the contest.


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