Women’s soccer opens with a stalemate

Clay Myers, Contributing Writer

It has been approximately 16 months since the Bison women’s soccer team has stepped on the field facing a league opponent, or any opponent for that matter. Sunday’s scoreless stalemate against Lafayette proved to be a defensive battle, as the women’s soccer team tied the Lafayette Leopards 0-0 despite double overtime efforts. 

The defensive effort that held the Bison in the game was spearheaded by a duo in goal, with Jenna Hall ’24 and Kaylee Donnelly ’23 combining for 13 saves and no goals allowed. Hall made her freshman debut with 10 saves and capped off with a tremendous stop in the first overtime period as she battled against a strong attacking unit led by 2019 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and Lafayette senior Krista Kissell. 

The young goalies were surrounded with a strong, impenetrable defense led by Chloe Christakos ’21, Holly Burns ’22, Alana Carlucci ’22. Joining the upperclassmen in the defense was Lea Tarzy ’24. The back four came together to hold off a very skilled Leopard attack. “It was so much fun finally getting back on the field as a team. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the shortened season has in store for us. We are all making the most of every moment,” Christakos said.

As the Bison advance through their season, their chemistry will only continue to build promising more wins. “We fought hard and worked well together considering we had minimal practice time. Overall, we are just grateful for the opportunity to be back on the field after so long,” Sarah Hazard ’21 said.

The Bison look forward to their next chance to compete against Loyola this Saturday, March 13 at 7 p.m. 

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