Gomarlo’s Golden Goal Lifts Women’s Soccer Past Roger Williams

Juliana Cabello

WORCESTER -- Senior Sophie Gomarlo (Swanzey, NH) and sophomore Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) teamed up to score the game-ending goal at 92:40 to lift the WPI women's soccer team past Roger Williams, 2-1, Monday night in Alumni Stadium.

Gomarlo notched her sixth goal of the year when she received a pass from McCrea and fired off a shot that caromed off the keeper. Earlier in the game, McCrea brought the ball down the field and used a nifty move to get past the defender before depositing her fifth of the season, ant 10th of her career, at 51:58.

The Hawks later netted the equalizer with a free kick by senior Samantha Woznicki (Bristol, CT) that was redirected by sophomore Ericca Broderick (Great Barrington, MA) and buried by sophomore Kayla Larosa (Newington, CT) in the 66th minute.

In the 35th minute, freshman Jenna Hirshfeld (Reston, VA) sent the ball between a pair of Hawks to McCrea who eluded a defender only to have the bid go high. Later in the half, McCrea had a solid one-on-one chance but it went just right.

Woznicki took aim at WPI junior goalkeeper Gabriela Hoops (Stonington, CT), as did junior Jenny Nasser (Beverly, MA) early in the 21st minute. RWU senior backstop Natalie O'Donovan (Quincy, MA) was tested by junior Juliana Cabello (Smithtown, NY) just 3:40 into the contest.

In all, Donovan (2-4-2) ended up making nine stops as Hoops (3-2) halted three.

WPI had the 16-11 advantage in shots with the difference all occurring in the second half. The Engineers were also awarded three of the five corner kicks, including a 2-0 advantage in the second 45 minute segment.

Women's Soccer (6-4) hits the road for a 2pm NEWMAC match at Smith on Saturday. RWU (3-5-2) continues a three-game road trip Wednesday at 4pm versus Framingham State.