BY JASON POMBO //

The Colonels suffered a non-conference loss against Wheaton College on Wednesday night in a brutal performance that dropped them to 3-2 on the season.

The second consecutive loss for the Colonels was lopsided from the opening whistle. Wheaton dominated the first half on Curry’s home turf, finishing the half with a 9-1 shot advantage. Goals by forward Kaylee Sye and midfielder Hannah Lepordo propelled Wheaton to a 2-0 halftime advantage.

Curry head coach Jason Tassinari was very animated during his halftime speech. He was clearly unhappy with his team’s effort in the first half and with the results of the first half of play.

However, the Colonels came out of halftime as flat as can be. Wheaton controlled possession and outshot the Colonels 16-4 in the second half.

Wheaton added 3 more goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Lepordo lead the charge as she scored two more goals giving her a hat trick for the game.

The Colonel defense had no answer for Lepordo and the rest of the Wheaton College offense.

It was a difficult game for the Colonels but it should provide as a learning experience for this Colonels team.

Coach Tassinari believes that the team can get better on both sides of the ball.

“We need to become more fit and improve our skill set,” said Tassinari. “We need to improve upon everything, we weren’t the better team.’’

Clearly some frustration from Tassinari but he’s still optimistic that his squad will be able to turn this cold stretch around.

The Colonels will finally have a few days to recover after playing on back-to- back nights. They start their conference schedule on Saturday, Sept. 16 when Salve Regina travels to Walter M. Katz Field for an 11 a.m. start.

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