Hudson Valley Sports Report

Brewers clip Mount St. Mary in women’s soccer

POUGHKEEPSIE – Junior forward Chloe Wheeler scored a pair of goals as the Vassar College women’s soccer team beat Mount Saint Mary College, 4-1, in the season opener Friday nightat Gordon Field.

Mount Saint Mary got the early 1-0 lead when Shanice Robe drove the ball to sophomore goalkeeper, Emma Nichols, and tipped it over to the back of the net 11 minutes into the game. But the Brewers came right back.

Wheeler responded when sophomore defender Olivia Hoch sailed a 35-yard pass from the right side of the pitch, in front of the keeper’s box. The pass drew out the Knights’ keeper, Jacquelyn Mancini, leaving Wheeler in her blind spot. Wheeler took the opportunity and drove in the tying goal in the 15th minute of play.

Wheeler got her second goal of the game just 14 minutes later when freshman midfielder Jordyn Matthews sent a long ball past the 18. Wheeler recovered the pass and hit the center of the net for the go-ahead goal.

Senior forward Gavriella Kaplan later netted her first goal of the season off a 50-yard pass from junior midfielder Kelsey Domb. Sophomore midfielder Lucy Brainerd rounded out the Brewers’ scoring in the 86th minute with a direct kick from 20 yards out.

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