ALBANY, N.Y. – Goals from Corey Murray and Kiley Larocque gave the Saint Anselm College women's soccer team a 2-1 lead early in the second half, but regionally-ranked College of Saint Rose rallied by scoring three times in the final 20 minutes to claim a 4-2 victory in Northeast-10 Conference play on Saturday at Sullivan Field.
Saint Rose (10-2-1, 9-2-0 NE10) led 1-0 at the half before Saint Anselm (4-7-1, 2-7-1 NE10) went on top on goals from Murray and Larocque in the space of 7:17 in the first 17 minutes of the second half. However, the Golden Knights snatched the win with the three late goals to stay three points behind Adelphi at the top of the NE10 standings. Saint Rose was ranked No. 4 in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region poll.
Corinne Galarneau assisted on both Saint Anselm goals to record the first points of her collegiate career. Saint Rose held an 11-9 advantage in shots in the game, including a 6-3 margin in shots on goal. Marika Laurendeau picked up the win to move to 10-2-1 on the season for the Golden Knights with one save, while Elise Bouchard took the loss with a pair of saves to fall to 4-5-1.
The Golden Knights got the only goal of the first half from Sophia Constantine in the 37th minute to go into the interval up 1-0. Constantine intercepted a clearing attempt and scored from 10 yards out on the left side to give the hosts the lead.
Saint Anselm tied it up inside the first 10 minutes of the second half as Murray netted a 55th-minute goal for her third goal in the last four games. The strike was also her team-high sixth goal of the season and came on a 15-yard chip from the left side of the box.
Just 7:17 later, the Hawks went on top when Larocque steered a Galarneau cross from the left into the net from eight yards out for her second goal of the season. The lead lasted less than 10 minutes, however, as Totianyu Guadalupe brought the Golden Knights level with a 71st-minute penalty kick.
Saint Rose went on top just 2:10 later after Deanna Trongone scored off an Eva Frazzoni cross from the left flank. Caitlyn Dabagian added an insurance goal for the Golden Knights in the 82nd minute, touching in a Constantine corner from the right.
Saint Anselm heads to Stonehill on Tuesday, Oct. 17 for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Skyhawks.