Women's soccer shut out in Buffalo

By Cooper Sutton

Managing Editor

The women’s soccer team suffered two close defeats to Buffalo and Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. this past weekend. Both games ended in a 1-0 decision.

On Friday, the Orange and Blue lost to Buffalo. The Bison had five shots on goal to Buffalo’s three, but in the end could not put the ball in the back of the net.

“Soccer is an interesting game in the sense that a team can be much better technically and tactically than their opponent but just not be able to put the ball in the net and the other team may get a break, which seems to be what happened to our team this past weekend. It’s not necessarily the offense specifically that needs to pick it up,” goalkeeper Sandita McDermott ’13 said.

Megan DeGennaro ’12 led the team with three shots on goal, while McDermott saved two shots.

Buffalo scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute, right before halftime.

In their second game of the weekend, the Bison once again failed to score a goal, despite shooting the ball 22 times. Canisius scored its only goal on eight shots in the 80th minute.

DeGennaro and Liz Dwornik ’14 led the Orange and Blue with six shots apiece. Colleen Garrehy ’12 spent all 90 minutes in goal, tallying three saves.

The team still has some work to do as it looks forward to a matchup with UMBC this weekend in Baltimore, Md.

“It’s a team sport and it starts with all 11 girls on the field,” McDermott said. “We have a lot of younger players putting in a lot of minutes so all of the girls learning to play together is something that we are picking up quickly but still needs improvement. Once we all can get a routine down, the wins will without a doubt come.”

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