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Caparo's brace helps NU outlast La Salle 4-3

Published: September 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Redshirt junior Taylor Caparo scored two goals and sophomore Hannah Rosenblatt netted the game-winner with seven minutes remaining to help the Northeastern women's soccer team (2-2-1) to a gritty 4-3 triumph at La Salle on Friday evening at McCarthy Stadium.

Freshman Kerri Zerfoss notched her first collegiate goal in the opening half, triggering an offensive outburst that saw the Huskies score three goals in a span of 10:13 to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead. 

After La Salle (2-3-0) clawed back to tie the game at three-apiece in the 66th minute, NU responded when Rosenblatt dug out a loose ball in the box and poked it home for her second game-winning goal of the season.

Goal Recaps
• La Salle took the lead at the 26:01 mark when Maci Bower finished a cross from Kristin Haugstad.
• Northeastern tied it just 2:27 later when senior Kimberly Slade played a corner kick into the box for Zerfoss to fire home into the top left corner. 
• The Huskies took the lead at 36:12 when freshman Olivia Ware found Caparo in the middle of the box for a shot inside the post to make it 2-1.
• Caparo added a second 2:29 later, pouncing on a delightful ball from sophomore Valentina Soares Gache, before touching past the diving La Salle keeper.
• The hosts pulled a goal back eight minutes after the halftime interval when Marx converted a feed from Deja Davis to make it 3-2.
• La Salle then tied the game 13 minutes later when Davis knocked a shot off the crossbar and in.
• With 6:52 remaining, Rosenblatt gave NU the lead for good. After another dangerous corner by Slade, the ball was not cleared by the Explorers' defense, and Rosenblatt was able to pounce for her third career game-winner.

• Northeastern earned its first win over La Salle in three tries.
• The Huskies picked up their first road victory of the season.
• In a return to her native Philadelphia, Caparo notched her first collegiate two-goal game. Her two goals were separated by only 2:29; the NU record for the quickest two goals by one player is held by Devin Petta, who scored twice in 34 seconds in 2009.
• Zerfoss scored her first collegiate goal, while Ware picked up her first collegiate assist.
• All three of Rosenblatt's career goals have been game-winners. The sophomore also netted the overtime winner on Aug. 25 in a 2-1 win over Providence.
• The seven total goals represent the most combined tallies in a game for NU since a 6-1 win at UMass Lowell on Aug. 30, 2015.
• After scoring just two goals in the first 428 minutes of the season, the Huskies struck for three tallies in a span of 10:13 late in the first half. 

Up Next
Northeastern will look to finish the weekend in Philadelphia with another win on Sunday at St. Joseph's at 1 p.m.

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