Bison Down Women's Soccer In Patriot League Home Opener
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer opened its home Patriot League schedule on Wednesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex, but Bucknell University ended the night with a 3-0 win.
Bison forward Kendall Ham found the net during the 38th minute of play off an assist from Alexandra Catanzarite, putting the Bison on the board for their first goal of the night. Jackie Ham made it a 2-0 game in the second half with 17:55 left in the second as she served the ball over the defenders for an unassisted goal.
Gabby Bair finished the Bison’s scoring five minutes later as she tapped in Maddie Dano’s 25-yard free kick.
“I thought Maddie (Hart), Sarah (Ensor) and Alice (Regan) played the best I have seen them all season, and Julianna (Cabrera) had a very good game in the midfield, but the timing of the (Bucknell) goals were unfortunately because we were right there in the match until their second-half goals,” said Head Coach Naomi Meiburger. “We need to put some more defensive pieces together and keep teams off the board so we can get our offense going.”
Loyola had two sharp offensive chances midway through the first half, the first coming on a 35-plus yard free kick by goalkeeper Sumer Rahe that was saved by Bucknell’s Dani Kaufman. Shortly thereafter, Kaufman saved a shot by Casey McKenzie to thwart a Loyola chance.
Bucknell (6-5-0 overall, 3-0-0 Patriot League) had a narrow 6-4 advantage in shots, and goalie Summer Rahe ended with one save on the night for the Greyhounds (2-8-0, 0-3-0). Kaufman had three saves for the Bison.
The Greyhounds will travel to West Point, New York for their next match Sunday, October 1, to face Army West Point. The game will start at 2 p.m.
- Torie Smith-Israel '18