NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College women's soccer team scored a pair of goals in the opening half en-route to a 2-0 victory over visiting Simmons College this afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match at Celentano Field in New Haven, Conn. The Sharks fall to 1-4-1 overall, including 1-1-0 in league play, while the Falcons improve to 2-3-1 and 1-0-1.
Despite the score, Simmons held a 9-7 shot advantage.
Senior midfielder Danielle Polvan (East Haven, Conn.) had a hand in both goals for Albertus Magnus with a goal and an assist.
Polvan put the home team on the board at 11:50 of the opening half with her first marker of the season. The Falcons increased their lead to 2-0 when Polvan found junior forward Alexya Alves (Naugatuck, Conn.) for her first goal of the season as well at the 33-minute mark.
The Sharks threatened early in the match when junior forward Gabrielle Klane (Franklin, Mass.) put a shot on target following a corner kick in the eighth minute, but sophomore keeper Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) made one of her eight saves on the day for Albertus Magnus. Simmons looked for scoring opportunities again in the second half, getting a pair of shots on frame from sophomore Cíara Forde (Quincy, Mass.), but both were stopped in a 72-second span by Fenn.
Junior goalie Casey Halle (Watertown, Mass.) made three saves for the Sharks, while Fenn posted her third career shutout.
Simmons will play again on Wednesday, September 21 when it travels to Westfield, Mass. to take on Westfield State University at 7:00 p.m., while the Falcons head to South Hadley, Mass. on September 20 to play Mount Holyoke College at 7:00 p.m.