WORCESTER – Grace Cosgrove (Sherman Oaks, CA) finished off a free kick in the 11th minute as visiting Emerson defeated WPI, 1-0, in a NEWMAC women's soccer match Saturday afternoon in Alumni Stadium.
With the win, the Lions improve to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in NEWMAC action while the Engineers dip to 10-3 and 3-2.
Following a throw-in, the guests were awarded a free kick which was taken by Cali Bruce (Glen Allen, VA) to setup the lone marker of the game.
Megan Rose (Danville, CA) stopped six shots for Emerson and Mandy St. Germain (Worcester, MA) denied three for WPI.
Leah Beauton (Colchester, CT) totaled three shots, followed by a pair each by Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) and Lilly Proulx (New Boston, NH), of which both were on-net. In all, the Engineers had the upper hand in shots (12-9), shots on-goal (6-4) and corner kicks (4-1).
Both teams are back in action on Tuesday as WPI tangles with Fitchburg State in a 3:30pm non-conference tilt and Emerson hosts Wheaton for a 6pm NEWMAC contest.