Published: September 15, 2018
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West Hartford, CT –
A goal in the 16th minute from Hartford proved to be the difference as the red-hot Hawks survived a gallant Wagner effort in eking out a 1-0 victory on Thursday evening.
With the loss, the Seahawks fall to 1-6 on the season while Hartford improves to 7-1.
The Hawks nearly got on the board early in the contest when a Skylar Vitiello blast in the fifth minute hit the post. Hartford was back on the offensive with a pair of chances by Kaila Lozada, whose first shot in the eighth minute sailed wide.
In the 16th minute, the home team got what turned out to be the only goal of the match as Vitiello was able to beat junior netminder, Delaney Beck, with a low shot off a rebound.
Wagner's chance came in the 40th minute when Madison Starr rocketed a shot attempt on goal that was turned aside by Hartford's Maia Perez for her only save in the contest.
Beck was able to keep Wagner in the contest by recording seven saves on the next ten shots in the first half, before adding four more following intermission, to finish the contest with a career-tying 11 saves. This marked the third time in her career she has stopped 11 shots and first since posting 11 stops on the road at Northeast Conference (NEC) member, Central Connecticut (10/20/17).
Wagner will return home to Hameline Field on Sunday, September 16, when the Seahawks welcome American Athletic Conference members, Temple, to Grymes Hill. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.
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