Women’s soccer, Saint Michael’s play to 1-1 draw

Women’s soccer, Saint Michael’s play to 1-1 draw

MANCHESTER, N.H. – After 110 minutes of play, the Saint Anselm College women's soccer team played Saint Michael's College to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday at Melucci Field.

Box Score

The Hawks recorded their fourth tie of the season and own a 4-1-4 record on the year with a 1-1-3 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Purple Knights end the day with a 3-4-1 overall record while remaining winless (0-4-1) versus conference opponents. The Hawks travel to Assumption on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a 4 p.m. matchup. 

After 43 scoreless minutes, senior Caly Farina (Southbury, Conn.) gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead, chipping a shot home from outside the box. Farina recorded her third tally of the season and has now scored 18 career goals, cracking the top-10 list in Hawks women's soccer history. Farina is now tied for eighth in the program's career points list with 47.

With the Hawks leading by a 1-0 margin at halftime, Saint Michael's Izzy Ruprecht tied the match at one in the 54th minute off a pass from Greta Ricigliano.

Later in the second half, the Hawks had one of their best scoring chances as Farina appeared to bury her second goal of the game off a high lob pass from junior Erin Paquette (Collegeville, Pa.), but the play was whistled down offsides.

Junior goalkeeper Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.) stopped five shots, putting herself 10th in program history with 154 stops. Liz Vallatini started in goal for the Purple Knights and stopped a total of two shots. Katie Escobedo came in to start the second half and held the Hawks scoreless, stopping one shot.