The Colgate women’s soccer team had a successful week, defeating Loyola and building on its winning streak as its overall record moved to 4-4.
This past Saturday, the team hosted the Loyola Greyhounds. The Raiders clinched a quick lead just over six minutes into the game with a beautiful goal from sophomore midfielder Mara Cosentino off a defensive break. Cosentino received the ball and one-touched it over the Loyola goalkeeper’s head into the back of the net. Senior forward Emily Crichlow, after assisting Cosentino’s goal, tallied a goal of her own midway through the first half of the competition. Crichlow managed to volley the ball right into the back of the goal for a 2-0 lead off a cross from junior midfielder, Martina Loncar, through the defender on the back door of the net.
With just 2:43 left in the first half, junior attacker Shannon Pawlak scored her first goal of the season by rocketing the ball from 35 yards out just below the cross bar into the net to make the score 3-0 going into half time. Early in the second half, the Greyhounds managed to get one goal past sophomore goal keeper, Kelly Chiavaro. Notably, Crichlow tallied a goal and an assist recording her second most points in a game, while Pawlak recorded her second career goal in the game. These successes lead the Raiders to comfortably clinch a 3-1 win against the Loyola Greyhounds.
“Loyola knocked us out of the Patriot League Tournament two years ago, so we always look forward to this match up. We came out very strong and put together three sweet goals going into half time. It was enough for us to come out with a win and start off Pat League 1-0,” senior midfielder Eliza Doll said.
With this win the Raiders improve to 4-4 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League, while the Greyhounds fall to 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the Patriot League record as they tally their third consecutive loss. The Raiders managed to outshoot the Greyhounds 21-2 and 9-1 in shots on goal.
“There is so much parity in the league and its so important to get that first win, and the fact that it came in the first Patriot League game is huge for us. It’s good to see that come out and it’s good to see these players’ personalities come out in their creativity and how well they play together,” head coach Kathy Brawn said.
The Raiders move forward to take on West Point on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. on Beyer-Small ’76 Field.
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