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Denver Earns 3-2 Win Over Cal State Fullerton

Sept. 18, 2017

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Denver 3-2 Fullerton (Dancy 7’, Koemans 24’, Primus 26’, Adler 73’, Halvorson 80’)

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DENVER – The University of Denver women’s soccer team took the lead in the seventh minute through Jessie Dancy ’s (Park City, Utah) sixth of the season, trailed 2-1 at the intermission, got a Hannah Adler (Oak Park, Calif.) equalizer in the 73rd and a Meg Halvorson (Englewood, Colo.) winner in the 80th to snap its four-match losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Monday night at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.

Junior defender Cristiana Behnken (Ogden, Utah) setup the Dancy breakthrough with a ball over the top of the Fullerton (5-2-2) backline to earn her first career point. Dancy ran onto the ball and beat CSF goalkeeper Morgan Bertsch 1v1 to her right into the side netting for the eighth goal of her career.

Fullerton grabbed its first half equalizer in the 24th minute off the foot of Samantha Koemans for her fourth of 2017. Atlanta Primus created the chance, playing her cross on the ground from the right side, finding the run of Koemans on the back post, who drilled it into the empty net.

On the other side of the first half television timeout, Primus netted her fifth of the campaign, hitting it into the roof of the net from inside the area off the feed from Sarah Fajnor. The two Titans’ goals were 1:27 apart.

Adler took advantage of a Fullerton give away, and went for the spectacular from distance, smashing her strike into the upper corner to bring Denver (4-4-1) back to level at 2-2 with just over 17 minutes to play.

The first game-winning goal of Halvorson’s career came in the 80th minute when the Denver freshman dribbled 40 yards and through three Fullerton defenders, before getting the ball onto her left foot, and sliding her strike into the bottom corner past Bertsch. Monday night’s goal was Halvorson’s third of the season.

Denver held an 18-11 edge in shots, and an 8-5 edge in shots on target. In her return from suspension, sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Wilson (Littleton, Colo.) made three saves, including two in the second half.

UP NEXT: Denver heads to California Thursday to take on Cal Poly at 8 p.m. MT, before traveling to UC Santa Barbara for a Sunday afternoon clash (1 p.m. MT).  

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