Late rally pushes women’s soccer past Crusaders

Jen Lee, Senior Writer

On a warm afternoon in Worcester, Mass., the women’s soccer team managed its second come-from-behind win of the week, beating Holy Cross 2-1. After giving up an early goal in the first half, the Bison rallied to score two second-half goals for the victory. With the win, they jumped into fifth place in the Patriot League standings.

Alexis Gannon ’17 and Sarah Bresette ’17 buried the late goals for the Bison. In addition, Lauren Dandie ’16 had the key play of the game, blocking a well-placed shot off of a Holy Cross corner kick late in the first half. Goalkeeper Jessie Ashworth ’16 managed to get a piece of the ball before Dandie jumped in to block the shot off of the goal line, saving the Bison from trailing by two going into the half.

The Bison secured the equalizer in the 63rd minute thanks to an impressive assist from Madison Loos ’16. The midfielder chased down a Holy Cross midfielder and stole the ball outside of the Crusaders’ box. This put the Bison on a 3-2 advantage as Loos chipped the ball to Gannon, who quickly buried the ball in the back of the net.

The Orange and Blue broke open the tie game in the 79th minute. Maddie Mulford ’18 drove down the left side, pulling back at the end line to momentarily lose her defender. Mulford crossed back into the center of the box, perfectly hitting Bresette in-stride. Bresette’s one-touch goal went into the upper 90.

The Bison (9-7-2, 4-3-1 Patriot League) will celebrate Senior Day by facing Boston University on Nov. 1 at noon at Emmitt Field for their last regular season game of the year.

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