NASHUA, N.H. – Senior forward Natalie Dash (East Hampton, Conn.) netted the lone goal to power the Emmanuel College women's soccer team to a 1-0 road victory over Rivier University on Friday evening in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. The loss sends the Raiders to 2-8-2 overall on the season with a 0-6-1 mark against the conference while the Saint improve to 5-2-0 in the GNAC and 6-7-0 overall.
Emmanuel finally broke the scoreless affair at 56:00. After the Saints were awarded a corner kick, sophomore Kennedy Davignon (Woodstock, Conn.) lifted a ball into the 6-yard box where Dash was able to leap and head the ball into the far corner of the net. It was Dash's seventh goal of the season and it gave Emmanuel the 1-0 advantage.
Rivier senior goalkeeper Kasey Smith (Hopkinton, N.H.) made six saves on the night while Emmanuel freshman keeper Alyssa Crugnale (Middleton, Mass.) recorder her second clean sheet of the year with three saves.
The Raiders will enjoy the long weekend off before they prepare to take on Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday, October 16 in another conference tilt. Emmanuel will also return to action on Tuesday evening as they host Johnson and Wales University with a 7pm kickoff.
*Release courtesy of Rivier Athletic Communications office.