Women’s soccer continues the A-10 schedule on Thursday
Bronx, NY – (Sep 22, 2021) – The Fordham Rams continue the action from the Atlantic 10 women’s football conference this week with a pair of competitions on the schedule, starting Thursday with a late afternoon game with Richmond and ending in a Sunday home showdown with Saint-Bonaventure at 1:00 p.m. on Jack Coffey Field.
Fordham (2-5-2, 0-0-1 A10) started the league action last Sunday, playing a 1-1 draw with La Salle, as Alexandra taylor scored for Fordham, while the keeper Serena mensah achieved a personal best of six saves in the competitions.
Richmond (3-4-1, 1-0-0 A10) started the A-10 game with a 1-0 win over Saint-Bonaventure on Sunday, scoring the game-winning goal at 88e minute by Jaclyn Kemly. Jessie Prillaman and Molly Wierman are the Spiders’ top scorers at the start of the season with three goals and two assists each.
Saint-Bonaventure (2-4-3, 0-1-0 A10) starts the week with a home game against VCU on Thursday before playing against Fordham on Sunday. The Bonnies are chasing their first win since August 29e and are led by Cristina Torres, who has scored five goals this year, and goalkeeper Chiara Gottinger, who has made 66 saves in nine starts this season.
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SERIES HISTORY: Thursday will be the 17the Fordham and Richmond’s all-time encounter with the Spiders holding a 9-6-1 advantage in the series. The teams have been roughly even in the last few encounters, with the last three (2017-19) ending in 1-0 finals, with two expected to double overtime.
Sunday, Fordham and Saint-Bonaventure will meet for the 25e times in the history of their series. Fordham is 17-5-2 against the Bonnies, having gone undefeated in the last seven games (6-0-1). Saint-Bonaventure’s last victory in the series dates back to 2010.
LAST TIME : A late settlement tally from La Salle beat the Fordham Rams on Sunday afternoon in their first Atlantic 10 women’s football game, as the teams ended up in a 1-1 double overtime draw at the Philadelphia McCarthy Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, the Fordham goalkeeper Serena mensah made the first big play of the second half in the opening moments, making a one-handed dive save on a tight Molly O’Brien shot.
The first goal of the match came on a brilliant effort from Fordham Alexandra taylor in the 68th minute of the match. A loose ball from the area reached Taylor about 22 yards from the goal. Taylor then rounded a defender from La Salle and found the lower right corner of the goal 20 yards for his second goal of the season.
The score remained 1-0 for the Rams until the final minutes, when La Salle struck the equalizer in the 88th minute. From near the corner, Danielle Rooney crossed a ball that found its way to the upper left corner of the box, where Shea Collins fired a shot that deflected Molly O’Brien in front and ended up inside the box. right post to tie the game to one. It was his first of the season.
The game then moved into overtime, where Mensah and the Fordham defense stopped La Salle’s three chances to keep the game in one. Fordham’s best chance in overtime came from the boot of Olivia redden, who took a free kick in the first overtime from around 35 yards that made its way into the goal, but the Rams were penalized for a foul on the goalkeeper, canceling play.
Mensah finished with a career-high six saves in the game, while La Salle goalkeeper Michela Auguadro was credited with five.
KENNEDY STREAKIN: Junior forward Caitlin kennedy got off to a great start in 2021 and is among the top 10 Atlantic leaders in goals (5) and points (11), both of which are already career highs. She has been named the league’s offensive player of the week twice, has a four-goal streak and a six-game scoring streak against La Salle.
WHO IS THE FOLLOWING: The Rams are next in action on Thursday, September 30, as the team welcome Davidson to a 7:00 p.m. game with the Wildcats. Fordham then takes to the road again on Sunday October 3rd for a 2 p.m. game in Rhode Island.