October 16, 2013

WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT HOME TO #8 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL, 3-1

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Le Moyne Dolphins Sports Network | Women's Soccer vs. A.I.C.



Syracuse, N.Y. – Sonia Basma scored a goal and dished out an assist to lead eighth-ranked American International College to a 3-1 victory over the Le Moyne College women's soccer team on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.

The Yellow Jackets opened the game's scoring with just under six and one-half minutes remaining in the first half. Allie Fitzsimmons, last year's Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, sent a cross from the left side of the field into the penalty box, where Basma headed the ball into the top right corner of the goal from eight yards out for her 10th tally of the season.

American International (10-1-1, 8-1-1 NE-10) doubled its lead seven and one-half minutes into the second half. Basma, the conference's leading scorer with 28 points, served a pass from the lower right side of the penalty box towards the left post, where Alyssa Werbicki out-jumped her defender and headed the ball into the back of the net for her third goal of the campaign.

The Yellow Jackets completed their scoring in the 76th minute. After receiving the ball off a corner kick, Caroline Boyce fired a shot on goal from outside the top left corner of the penalty box. She shot was stopped, but dropped to the feet of Meimi Tomochika, who knocked the ball into the goal from one yard out for her first marker of the year.

The Dolphins got into the scoring column in the 82nd minute from the penalty stripe. After being pulled down on the right side of the penalty box, freshman forward Rachel Terry (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) buried the kick into the left side of the net for her ninth goal of the season, the fourth-most in the conference and the most by a freshman.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Werthmann (Macomb, Mich./Chippewa Valley) registered five saves between the pipes for the Dolphins. Sam Tabak, who allowed just her fourth goal of the season, earned her 10th win by making two saves. American International registered a 20-9 advantage in shots and posted a 9-4 edge in corner kicks.

Le Moyne (4-6-2, 2-5-2 NE-10) travels to Franklin Pierce University on Saturday to take on the Ravens at 12:00 p.m.