The Fairfield University women’s soccer team dropped its season opener, 2-0, to the University of New Hampshire in the opening game of the TD Bank Classic hosted by the University of Vermont. The Stags drop to 0-1-0 on the year, while the Wildcats improve to 1-0-0.
In an evenly played game, which saw the Stags have scoring chances, the Wildcats got onto the board in the 38th minutes. Kirstyn Corder took away the ball from a Stag clearance attempt and was able to put the ball into the lower left corner. That was the score 20 minutes into the second-period when the Wildcats earned one of their six corner kicks. Corder sent the ball into the box where Meghan Ledwith headed it into the back of the net for the 2-0 advantage.
Fairfield was unable to get on the board, despite having a 7-6 corner kick advantage, including one with 8:29 to play. The Stags were outshot 9-8 in the game, with both teams being whistled offside on three occasions.
Kathleen Early made her first collegiate start in goal for the Stags and finished with six saves. Erica Correa minded the net for New Hampshire and made five saves.
The Stags return to action on Sunday in the final game of the event, when they take on the host Catamounts. That game is set for 1:30 p.m.