Women's soccer continues streak

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

Coming off their first win of the season last Sunday, the women’s soccer team kept its streak alive with a 1-0 victory over Cornell on the road this past Saturday. In the victory, Chelsey Garkowski ’14 scored her first goal as a Bison and goalkeeper Sandita McDermott ’13 recorded her first career shutout.

Despite being outshot 19-4 in the game, the Bison were able to capitalize on the few chances they got.  Just 23 minutes into the game, Garkowski connected on a beautiful ball into the box from Liz Dwornik ’14, giving the Bison a 1-0 lead.

“The keys to our success in this particular game were being able to finish one of our few scoring chances and keeping the ball out of our own net,” Dwornik said.

McDermott was unstoppable in goal, saving all seven shots that came her way. In her three years as a member of the team, McDermott had never recorded a shutout prior to Saturday’s game.

With the win, the Bison improve to a season record of 2-3, but recognize that they still have work to do.

We were very excited to keep our winning streak alive, but we do have things we need to work on such as keeping possession throughout the game and creating more scoring chances, “ Dwornik said. “ Our communication on the field needs to get better as well.”

The Bison women were originally scheduled to play Mount St. Mary’s this Wednesday, but the game was cancelled at the last minute. Now, the Bison look ahead to this week’s three-game homestand when they will face St Francis, Marist and Penn State.

“We definitely want to keep going with this winning streak and will continue to work hard and improve each day,” Dwornik said.

After a week of practice, the Bison will begin their homestand tomorrow at noon against St. Francis.


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