Dowling ends top-seeded LIU Post's championship hopes in 2-0 defeat
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Dowling (14-3-3) ran away with a 2-0 win Sunday against the top-seeded Pioneers of LIU Post (15-3-2) in the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship second round match at Larken Field Sunday afternoon. Lindsey Thompson and Alexis Parrotta lead the fourth seeded Golden Lions to the East Region final.
LIU Post and Dowling faced each other twice with both teams winning a game each earlier this season.
In the first half Dowling picked up the offensive tempo rather quickly when Erika Krumholz had the first shot 32 seconds into the game. Dowling continued with the hard offensive force and in the 22nd minute. Parrotta scored the go ahead goal with her seventh of the season. The goal came with an assist by Krumholz who blasted a shot that could not be coralled by LIU Post's keeper Nicole Fierro and Parrotta was there to put in the rebound. The pressure did not stop for Dowling at the end of the half. The Golden Lions out shot LIU Post 6-2.
Dowling again started their attack quickly in the second half with a shot in the first minute by Kayla Mueger. Later in the half, Thompson received a pass from Parrotta in the box where she beat Fierro and dribbled in for her ninth goal of the season.
The Golden Lions out-shot the Pioneers 13 to 6. Goalie Melissa Guglielmo recorded the win and shut out.