Bison establish longest consecutive win streak

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Bison establish longest consecutive win streak

Bethany Blass, Sports Co-Editor

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The Orange and Blue accomplished a triumphant 5-1 defeat over American on Oct. 15, with five different Bison contributing goals. This victory added to the undefeated streak for the Bison, moving them to 12-0-1 overall and 6-0-0 in conference play. Additionally, the win over American earns the Bison the longest consecutive win streak for the history of the program.

In the first five minutes of the game, Maddie Mulford ’18 ignited the Bison with the first goal of the game, nailing a shot from the left side of the box. Her eighth goal of the season came at the perfect time, motivating the Orange and Blue for the rest of the game. The Bison maintained possession and control during the first half, and managed to tally two more goals in the final three minutes of the half. Casey Gray ’19 recorded her first collegiate goal, followed swiftly by Bailey Hurst’s ’20 25-yard blast.

“The highlight of the game against American for me was at the end of the second half and our level of play had increased from the first minute of the game,” Gray said.

Starting off the second half with a strong 3-0 lead, the Bison maintained control. Cora Climo ’17 assisted Kendall Ham ’18 in the 49th minute. American managed to bring the score to 4-1 to combat the hardworking Bison offense. However, this goal was no match for the Bison. Ali Russo ’20 assisted Gabby Bair ’20, earning another goal in the 71st minute to bring the Orange and Blue lead to 5-1.

“I feel extremely lucky to be a part of a group that has achieved such success thus far in the season. To do this, however, we must stay humble as a team,” Gray said. “We are going to get every team’s strongest performance and we have to continue to keep our foot on the pedal and not take anything for granted,” Gray said.

The Orange and Blue offense outshot American 21-7. In goal, Jessica Ratner ’17 and Dani Kaufman ’20 had notable games to keep the Bison alive with two saves each. The Bison will take on conference opponent Lehigh on Oct. 22.

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