WELLESLEY, Mass. - The Endicott women's soccer team defeated Wellesley on Tuesday afternoon by a final of 3-1. The win was the 200th at the helm of the Gulls for head coach Jodi Kenyon who is in her 14th season at Endicott.
After a scoreless first half that saw the Gulls out-shoot the Blue 13-5, Endicott's offense exploded for three second half goals in the final 45 minutes. Senior Larissa Cade (Middlefield, Conn.) scored her second of the season in the 51st minute as her unassisted strike put the Gulls up 1-0 on the road.
After the hosts tied the score at 1-1 in the 57th minute, the Gulls got goals from senior Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.) and Jaymie Caponigro (Swampscott, Mass.) in the final 25 minutes to finish off the 3-1 win. Pesci's tally, in the 68th minute, was assisted by Chloe Waldron (Harwinton, Conn.) while Caponigro was assisted by Catherine Elkas (Holden, Mass.) in the 80th minute.
Endicott's defense shut down the Wellesley attack for the large majority of the match, limiting the Blue to just two total shots on goal as keeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) moved to 3-1 on the season.
Kenyon, who now owns a record of 200-75-29 (.706) at Endicott, has won five Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) titles during her illustrious career and has been named CCC Coach of the Year six times.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Cade's goal was the second of her career and 11th of her career.
- Pesci's first of the season was the 15th of her career and was her third point of the season, adding to her assist in the team's 2-1 OT win over Ithaca.
- Caponigro, in her first season with the Gulls, scored her second of the season, and her fifth overall point as she scored a goal in the team's 2-0 win over Lasell, and assisted on the game-winner over Ithaca.
- Endicott is now 7-4-2 all-time against Wellesley as the Gulls have now won three of the last four meetings between the two programs.
Endicott is off until Saturday when the Gulls will play host to Clark at 4:30 PM at Hempstead Stadium. Wellesley also returns to action on Saturday when they will play host to UMass Dartmouth.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)