Women’s Soccer Extends Unbeaten Streak to Ten Matches

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Women’s soccer’s Ellis Miller attacks the goal. The women have a ten-game unbeaten streak and sit atop the Patriot League.

Lexi Luthringer, Maroon-News Staff

This past weekend the women’s soccer team traveled to Bucknell University and recorded their fifth straight win. Their triumph over the Bison marks their third consecutive shutout victory and advances their unbeaten streak to ten games running. With nine shutouts, the Raiders are two away from breaking the program record and just three wins away from breaking the record for unbeaten streak.

The first goal at Emmitt Field was scored in the 22nd minutes of play by junior forward Mara Cosentino from the 20 yard line, from an assist from junior forward Abby Sotomayor at the top of the box. This was Cosentino’s third tally on the week and her thirteenth career marker. The Raiders were able to get off three other on goal shots during the first half as well from sophomore forward Ellis Miller, first year forward Adrienne Vaughn, and first year mid defender Emily Amano. The Bison on the other hand did not have as much success. The Raiders’ back line of defense kept the Bison away from the goal during the first half of play. The one time the Bison were able to shake free of the Raider’s defense, junior goalkeeper Kelly Chiavaro came up with a save to keeping the Bison scoreless.

The Raiders carried their momentum into the second half of play as well. Ten minutes into to the second half of play Vaughn fired a shot from inside the box and Bucknell’s junior goalkeeper Theresa Adu-Attobrah dove to the right to save

it. Miller, however, was able to get the rebound for a one-touch goal that put the Raiders ahead by 2. Miller tied up her first-year season number of goals after scoring this one. The Bison were only able to make off three shots in the second half. The best chance Bucknell had to score came around the 85th minute of play while senior midfielder Carly Baggot hit a header towards the cage but Chiavaro again came up with the save securing the shut out. In total, the Raiders were able to get off 24 shots while the Bison were only able to get off eight.

The Raiders gave the Bison their second Patriot League loss this season. After defeating Bucknell, Colgate is tied with Boston University for first place in the conference.

“It was a really good team effort. We knew we had to win to stay in first place and everyone was focused and commit- ted to making that happen. The game definitely prepared us for the next three games coming up (which will determine if we host the Patriot League tournament or not).” said Chiavaro.

The Raiders will try to continue their seasons successes this upcoming Wednesday, October 17, against the Holy Cross Crusaders are 7:00 p.m. on Beyer-Small. Last year, the Colgate women were stifled in a scoreless draw against the Crusaders in a important late season match and will look to exact revenge at home.

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