Endicott Downs Wellesley Soccer With Second-Half Surge, 3-1

Senior Olivia Reckley finished with a career-high 13 saves (Frank Poulin).
Senior Olivia Reckley finished with a career-high 13 saves (Frank Poulin).

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Endicott College scored three second-half goals to pull away for a 3-1 non-conference victory over Wellesley College soccer on Tuesday afternoon at the Wellesley Fields Complex. 

Seniors Larissa Cade (Middlefield, Conn.) and Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.) and junior Jaymie Caponigro each scored to help the Gulls improve to 3-1-0 on the year. Wellesley first year Thea Feldgoise (Brookline, Mass.) netted the only Blue goal, while senior goalkeeper Olivia Reckley (Grosse Ile, Mich.) made a career-high 13 saves as the Blue dropped to 2-2-0 overall. 

Endicott outshot the Blue 13-5 in the first half, getting five shots on target through the first 45 minutes. First year Lindsey Papa (Tolland, Conn.) looked to have the first of the game with 8:55 remaining in the half, but a nearside attempt clanged off the outside of the post to the left of Reckley.

The Gulls found the game's first goal at 50:40, taking a 1-0 second half lead when junior Jaymie Caponigro (Swampscott, Mass.) sent the ball across to Cade. Cade's first attempt was deflected by Reckley but the second found the net for her second of the season. Feldgoise scored her fourth of the season to tie the game just over six minutes later, finishing with a touch on a through ball from senior Hannah Knoll (Boise, Idaho) at 56:45. However, Endicott would score twice over the final 22:46 to grab the victory. 

Pesci netted the go-ahead goal, and the eventual game-winner, with a strike into the top of the Blue goal at 67:14. Caponigro then put the game out of reach at 79:19, finishing on a feed from senior Catherine Elkas (Holden, Mass.). Caponigro's second of the season made the score 3-1.

The Gulls finished the contest with a 30-7 advantage in shots and a 17-2 edge in shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) made one stop to record the victory for Endicott. 

Both teams will play at home on Saturday, September 14. Wellesley will host UMass Dartmouth at 1:00 PM. Endicott will welcome Clark at 4:30 PM.