BENNINGTON, Vt.- For the first time in a New England Collegiate Conference game, the Southern Vermont College Women's Soccer team won. SVC's Shuana Poole scored on the first shot of the game six minutes in, to give SVC a 1-0 lead. The Mountaineers hung on to the lead for the next 83 minutes to finish with a 1-0 victory over visiting Daniel Webster College.
The Mountaineers created numerous scoring opportunities throughout the game, as they took 17 shots. However, a tough Daniel Webster defense only allowed Southern Vermont to put six of those shots on goal. Eagle goalkeeper Amy Waller stopped five shots for the Eagles.
"We played well, we had very good defensive shape and support and we created numerous opportunities, but we need to improve on finishing," said Head Coach Michael Zauzig. "We fought for 90 minutes, we were committed for 90 minutes, and it paid off."
The win was also the first for the Mountaineers at home since they beat Christopher Newport in 1999. It was a fitting win as the Women's soccer game kicked off a weekend of homecoming events at Southern Vermont College.
The Eagles best chance came with less than 10 minutes to play when Southern Vermont was whistled for an offsides call. DWC had a quick restart that caught the Mountaineers off guard and Ema Donlagic was able to strike a shot on goal. Mountaineers keeper Catrina Cecchini held onto the shot for her only save of the match.
Southern Vermont improves to 2-6 in 2011 and 1-2 in NECC play. Daniel Webster drops to 0-6 for the season. The Mountaineers will travel to Bay Path College next Saturday for an NECC matchup, as the Eagles will host New England College on the 6th.