Women’s soccer improves to 2-0 in conference

Annie Collett, Staff Writer

The Bison women’s soccer team beat Holy Cross 3-0 after traveling to Worcester, Mass. to compete on Sept. 24. With this win, the women have officially tied their longest unbeaten streak in program history with a record of 8-0-1 and they are now 2-0 in the Patriot League.

The Orange and Blue demonstrated their excellent offensive skills throughout the match. Less than seven minutes into the game, Maddie Mulford ’18 scored a goal off a pass from Kendall Ham ’18. Mulford and Ham continued connecting throughout the game; in the 26th minute, Mulford passed to Ham, who finished to improve the score to 2-0.

“It has been such a fun season so far and we all want to keep it up and continue to get the results that we want,” Mulford said.

The Bison closed the game in the 74th minute when Mulford evaded the goalkeeper from Holy Cross to set up an amazing assist to Ali Russo ’20, who scored her first collegiate goal. Jessica Ratner ’17, who was Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, had four saves. Ratner also tallied her 20th career shutout thanks to the Bison’s effective defense, which is ranked fifth in the country in scoring defense.

“This season has been going very well for us so far,” Mulford said. “It is great to see that we are able to put in the work and get the win against tough competition. We will continue to work hard in practice and take each game one at a time.”

The Orange and Blue will hit the road on Oct. 2 to face conference opponent Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y.

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