Manhattan holds off Quinnipiac, advances to MAAC championship

The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team found itself in an early hole against Manhattan in the MAAC semifinals on Tuesday.

The Jaspers scored three goals in the first 27 minutes, forcing the Bobcats’ backs against the wall.

Quinnipiac didn’t give up, scoring once before the end of the first half and again in the second. But ultimately the push came up short, with multiple Quinnipiac chances going just wide or being saved in the final minutes of the game.

Perhaps the best chance the Bobcats’ had was a penalty kick in the second half, in which Manhattan goalkeeper Kelly DiGregorio saved the shot from Gill to keep the Jaspers ahead.