SOMERVILLE, Mass.-- Junior Meghann Benesh’s (Miller Place, N.Y.) first collegiate goal with 7:10 remaining lifted Suffolk to a 2-1 Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s soccer victory over Daniel Webster Saturday afternoon at Dilboy Stadium.
Benesh converted a feed from freshman Gracie Sanchez (Milton, Mass.) and lofted a shot from 20 yards out on the game-winner for the host Rams (2-10, 2-10 Great Northeast), who have won two of their last three outings overall. Sophomore Erin Hurd (Centerville, Mass.) had given the visiting Eagles (2-13, 1-11 Great Northeast) an early 1-0 advantage just 8:52 into the contest when she converted a pass from freshman Kristy Novotny (Easthampton, Mass.), but junior Kaley Moore (Dracut, Mass.) evened matters for Suffolk in the 59th minute by converting a penalty kick for her fifth marker of the season, setting up Benesh’s heroics in the closing minutes of play.
Sophomore Meghan McDonald (Easton, Mass.) picked up her second win of the season with a five-save effort in goal for Suffolk, while sophomore Kendra DeVote (Parsonsfield, Maine) made 12 stops in net for Daniel Webster as the Rams outshot the Eagles by a 16-10 margin for the contest.
Suffolk closes out its inaugural season of varsity play on Tuesday afternoon when the Rams entertain Simmons in a Great Northeast outing at Dilboy Stadium beginning at 3:30 p.m., while Daniel Webster closes out its season as well on Tuesday afternoon by hosting Lasell in a Great Northeast match in Nashua, N.H. that also begins at 3:30 p.m.
DWC: Erin Hurd (Kristy Novotny) 8:52 1st
SUF: Kaley Moore (PENALTY KICK) 58:23 2nd
SUF: Meghann Benesh (Gracie Sanchez) 82:50 2nd
DWC: Kendra DeVore—12
SUF: Meghan McDonald—5