Curry Nets Goal, Assist in 2-0 Win Over Niagara
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - Freshman Molly Curry put the Bonnies up 1-0 and assisted on the insurance goal as St. Bonaventure (5-3-1) limited Niagara (2-6) to just two shots in a 2-0 win Sunday at the Big 4 Tournament hosted by the Purple Eagles.
Curry took advantage of a misplayed ball in the 12th minute to give SBU a lead it would not relinquish. The Bonnies defense did not allow a single shot in the first half and made for light work for netminder Megan Junker. Junker (4-3-1) notched her fourth shutout of the season.
With just over seven minutes remaining, Curry sent a ball from the sidelines towards Tori Burchett, who beat Niagara's Gabrielle Wilson high to seal the victory.
"This was a good soccer game and we got solid play from a lot of players - another team win," said coach Manoj Khettry after the game. "I think we have a chance to be a really good team when we are focused, mentally prepared and play for one another for 90 minutes."
Curry and seniors Hannah Lapp and Kaitlyn Krisko were each named to the Big 4 All-Tournament Team.
The Bonnies, who improve to 4-1-1 in their last six games, host Colgate at McGraw-Jennings Field on Friday.
1. Buffalo (2-0)
2. St. Bonaventure (1-1)
3. Canisius (1-1)
4. Niagara (0-2)
All Tournament Team
Buffalo: Katie Roberts (MVP), Danielle Turner, Ainsley Wheldon, Jackie Hall
St. Bonaventure: Molly Curry, Hannah Lapp, Kaitlyn Krisko
Canisius: Kelly Reinwald, Caroline Roberts
Niagara: Jen Kimoto, Julianne Viviano