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Women's Soccer Drops Road Contest to Bridgeport

Credit: Dean Bogart
Credit: Dean Bogart

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The D’Youville women’s soccer team fell 3-1 at Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference action. The loss drops the Saints to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in ECC play.

The Purple Knights netted a pair of first-half goals. Evelyn Hammer opened the scoring in the 15th minute with her first of the season. Ten minutes later, Riley Soares doubled Bridgeport’s advantage.

Laurie Poeller made a couple of crucial saves for the Saints when the game was 2-0 Bridgeport. Poeller stopped a pair of chances from the Purple Knights when she and the attacking player.

Five minutes into the second half, Amiah Washington redirected in a cross that hit off Andrea Basilicato. Washington’s tip went back to the right post to beat Poeller as the Saints ‘keeper moved to her left to play a potential shot from Basilicato.

Maggie Leeds added to her team-leading goal tally in the 81st minute. Leeds intercepted a pass from the Bridgeport keeper, took a dribble, and fired a shot over the goalie and into the middle of the open net. The goal was the fourth of the season for the midfielder.

Notables

Poeller finished the afternoon with six saves … It is her third straight game with at least six stops … Leeds also paces the Saints attack in points (9) …

Up Next

The Saints return home to Dobson Field on Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. match with Houghton.

Follow the Saints

The game against Houghton can be seen on the ECC Network. Fans can also follow along with live stats. Be sure to follow the women’s soccer program on Instagram and Twitter @dyouvillewsc.