BURLINGTON, VT. – The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team suffered its third one-goal loss of the season on Friday afternoon, as the Bobcats fell short to America East foe, University of Vermont, at Virtue Field in Burlington, VT. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 0-4-1 on the young season while the Catamounts picked up their second win of the 2013 campaign (2-3).
Haley Marks (Penfield, NY), the defending First Team All-America East forward scored the game's only goal in the 40th minute. Marks took a chance from 30 yards out and it sailed over the reach of Quinnipiac goalie Natalia Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill).
The Bobcats had several chances including a shot in the box in the fifth minute by freshman Jessica Fontaine (Enfield, Conn.) but that was blocked by 2012 America East All-Rookie Team goalie Ally Ramos (Setauket, NY). Fontaine had four shots including three on goal, but none were able to find the back of the net.
"This was our best performance of the season and we have nothing to show for it," said head coach Dave Clarke. "There was nothing wrong with how we played defensively, UVM scored a wonder goal to beat us. We missed a lot of chances so only have ourselves to blame for the loss. If we maintain the level of performance the results will eventually turn. Our next game is in the MAAC so I will settle for getting our first win at Saint Peter's."
In a very defensive game Grodzki made three saves for the Bobcats while Ramos made six saves on the day for Vermont.
The Bobcats return to action on Saturday, Sept. 21, when they have their inaugural MAAC game against Saint Peter's. Start time is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Jaroshack Field in Jersey City, N.J.
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