Report from Marist Sports Information Staff
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York — The Marist College women’s soccer team got Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play started with a bang, defeating the Rider Broncs 1-0 in a hard fought battle at Tenney Stadium Saturday night. The Red Foxes improve their record to 4-4-1 overall, with a 1-0 record in conference play. The Broncs fall to 0-7, 0-1 in the MAAC.
The Red Foxes and Broncs dueled for the full 90 minutes, but it would be Marist who would dominate in the shot column. The Red Foxes would pressure the goalkeeper nine times, with Rider testing keeper Makala Foley only twice. Senior Camille Bowen would put the Marist on the board in the 73rd minute following excellent link up play with Brianna Robinson and Kristen Reilly. The Marist defense would be rock solid throughout, keeping its third clean sheet of the season.
- Marist would pressure Rider keeper Carmen Carbonell early and often, with Alexa Svensson forcing Carbonell to make a save in the third minute of the game.
- After set up play from Robinson and Reilly, Bowen would take a low driven shot from outside the box, slotting it past the keeper and into the bottom left of the goal. This would be Bowen’s third goal of the season.
- Rider would challenge late and would hit the crossbar in the 83rd minute as Marist would hold on to the 1-0 victory.
- Both the Red Foxes and Broncs finished the game with a high volume of shots, but Marist dominated in shots on goal. Marist would have 15 shots on the day, with nine on goal, while Rider would shoot 13 times, though only 2 were on target.
- The Red Foxes open conference play with a victory for the first time since 2013, when they defeated Manhattan.
- The Red Foxes improve to 4-0-1 in their last five matchups vs. Rider, dating back to 2015.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“Good three points, it’s always nice to start conference play with a win. I don’t think it was our best soccer by any stretch but there’s a lot that goes along with that. There were some nerves tonight, we got a little frantic and didn’t control the pace like we normally do but all in all, it’s a win and we can move forward in a positive manner,” – Head coach Gene Smith.
The Red Foxes travel to Buffalo to face Canisius Wednesday night in another conference clash. They will then travel back to Poughkeepsie to face Quinnipiac on Saturday, September 23rd at noon.