Stellar week for soccer during non-conference play: Women shut out Mt. St. Mary’s and St. Francis

Lauren Whelan , Sports Editor

Despite a delay due to some mid-game lightening, the women’s soccer team was able to prevail over Mount St. Mary’s on Sept. 4, with a score of 2-0. Madison Loos ’16 and Kendall Ham ’18 each tallied a goal for the Bison. Riding this momentum, the Bison then returned home to top Saint Francis 3-0 on Sept. 6. Defender Lauren Dandie ’16 scored the first goal of her collegiate career, with the other goals coming from Ham and Shelby Roberts ’19. The record for the Orange and Blue now stands at 3-2-1.

After traveling to Emmitsburg, Md. to face Mount St. Mary’s, the weather proved a difficult player throughout the game for the Bison. The game remained scoreless all the way into the 55th minute, when lightening forced a delay upon both teams. Ultimately, the Bison proved tougher in their ability to rally back after the break, scoring their first goal from Loos to go up 1-0 in the 62nd minute. The win was secured after Cora Climo ’17 sent a cross into the box that was collected by Ham and translated into a goal.

The Orange and Blue brought their energy back to Lewisburg for their second game of the weekend, facing Saint Francis. It was clear from the start that the Bison had the momentum, and in the 34th minute it was confirmed by a goal from Dandie, who was able to head the ball in off of a corner kick from Karli Cirovski ’18. The corner kick was Cirovski’s first assist of her collegiate career, and the goal was the first of Dandie’s career.

“It feels amazing to have scored my first collegiate goal. Being a center back, I don’t get many opportunities, so on attacking corner kicks I try and make the best of it. It has always been a goal of mine to leave Bucknell with at least one goal and now that I have that it just makes me eager to try for more,” Dandie said.

The Orange and Blue look to continue their winning streak, and have big aspirations for the remainder of the season.

“I think this year our strong point is definitely our attitude. I have never been on a team with harder working girls, which makes everyone want to push themselves that much more. We have a team saying ‘one,’ where everyone is bought into that one practice and we take one game at a time to get where we want to. At the end of the day we all work to be the best and I think this is our year,” Dandie said. 

The Orange and Blue will be back in action on Sept. 11, when they will face Iona at home.


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