Defending USCAA champs top Carlow in women’s soccer

PITTSBURGH – The Carlow University women’s soccer team fell, 4-1, to University of Maine at Fort Kent on Friday, Sept. 2, at Highmark Stadium.

The defending USCAA champion Bengals moved to a perfect 2-0 on the season, after opening with a win against Gordon College the day before. The Celtics took their second loss against a quality opponent this season, after falling to Davenport University, 5-0, in their opener.

The Bengals did nearly all of their damage in the first five minutes of each half. They scored one goal early in the first before the Carlow defense locked them down until halftime. However, they quickly extended the lead to 3-0 after the break.

Kristina Wallace (SO/Jeannette, Pa.) scored the first Carlow goal of the season, on an assist from Alexa Mermigas (JR/Wexford, Pa.). The goal cut the UMFK lead to 3-1, but Carlow could get no closer.

Sherifatu Sumaila scored the final goal for UMFK, her second of the night. The Bengals’ other scorers were Jennifer Cudjoe and Marie-Laurence Montagne. All UMFK goals were unassisted.

The Bengals took 10 shots, while Carlow got off five. The Celtics earned three corner kicks to UMFK’s one.

Carlow goalkeeper Lexie Mirenda (JR/Altoona, Pa.) made four saves.

The Celtics are back in action Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7pm, hosting Lake Erie College. 

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