(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Women's Soccer team was doubled up this evening at home against the University of Saint Joseph as the Blue Jays took home a 2-1 victory. The loss sends the Raiders to an overall record of 1-6-1 and 0-5-1 in the GNAC while USJ improves to 7-3-1, 5-2-0 GNAC.
Saint Joseph got on the board early in the first half when junior Amanda Ghent (Portland, Conn.) knocked home a pass from classmate Rileigh Luba (Bristol, Conn.) in the 14th minute.
Rivier would answer right back before the half came to a close when sophomore Katie Wogan (Dunstable, Mass.) placed a free kick into the far upper corner of the net. It was Wogan's second goal of the season and the second of her career.
USJ would get the eventual game winner in the 51st minute when senior Jessica Spezzano (Watertown, Conn.) collected her own rebound and knocked it home for the 2-1 lead.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Goodspeed (Merrimack, N.H.) had another monstrous game in goal as she made 11 saves. USJ sophomore Megan Ricci (Center Moriches, N.Y.) stopped one of the two shots she faced on the night.
Next up for the Raiders will be a trip north to Standish, Maine for a GNAC date with Saint Joseph's College on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays will host Suffolk in GNAC action on Saturday in their next scheduled contest.