Women's Soccer Ties VMI to Finish Second at Army Soccer Classic
WEST POINT, N.Y. - After falling behind in the 16th minute, St. Bonaventure senior midfielder Hannah Lapp bent in a corner kick to help the Bonnies (4-2-1) secure a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Virginia Military Institute (2-2-1) Sunday afternoon at the Army Soccer Classic.
Lapp knotted the score for good in the 22nd minute, as she lifted a high, bending corner kick just inside the far post after Dakota Carroll's shot was deflected.
Host Army (1-0-1) earned first place in the inaugural Classic, breaking a goal-differential tie with the second- place Bonnies (1-0-1). Sacred Heart (0-1-1) and VMI (0-1-1) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Lapp, Tori Burchett, who scored the Bonnies' game winner against Sacred Heart on Friday, and defender Kaitlin Krisko were named to the All-Tournament Team.
St. Bonaventure limited the Keydets to just three shots over the final 65 minutes and earned a 39-8 shots advantage overall. VMI's Amanda Berrios turned aside a game-high 12 shots in goal to preserve the draw, including diving stops and deflections off the crossbar that kept SBU from victory.
Bona keeper Megan Junker (3-2-1) made five saves and has a 0.74 goals against average in over 609 minutes of action between the pipes this year.
St. Bonaventure concludes the Army Soccer Classic with a 1-0-1 mark that is currently good for a first-place tie with host Army. The final standings and All-Tournament team will be announced at the conclusion of this afternoon's contest between Sacred Heart and the Black Knights.
The Bonnies remain unbeaten in their last four games (3-0-1) and will return to action on Friday against Canisius in the first game of the Big 4 Tournament hosted by Niagara University.
NOTES: Ten years ago on this date, Army was scheduled to play Manhattan … The Army game operations staff wore commemorative t-shirts that read "9-11-01 Never Forget" … Carroll recorded a game-high nine shots and Lapp six … Bonaventure wore its all black uniforms and VMI wore all white … each team earned three corners.
2011 Army Soccer Classic Standings
1. Army (1-0-1)
2. St. Bonaventure (1-0-1)
3. Sacred Heart (0-1-1)
4. VMI (0-1-1)
Monica Lee (Most Valuable Player)