Flyers Drop Bonnies Women's Soccer on Senior Day

Flyers Drop Bonnies Women's Soccer on Senior Day

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Dayton scored a pair of first half goals and added a penalty kick score early in the second half as the Flyers knocked off the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Marra Athletics Complex.

Prior to the start of the game, the Bonnies honored their two seniors – Mirae Whitaker and Jennifer Morris. Both players are four-year members of the Bonnies. Whitaker has appeared in 50 games during her time in Brown and White and has been a starter on the team's back line for the majority of the past three seasons, including starting every game last year. Morris started all 19 games during her sophomore season as a defender, 16 of 18 games last year, and all 17 games this season. Morris leads the team and is tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 with five assists on the year.

The Flyers (5-8-3, 3-3-2 Atlantic 10) struck in the 18th minute when Alexis Kiehl took a cross from Nadia Pestell and moved around a defender to beat the keeper for a 1-0 score.

Dayton tallied a back-breaker just before the half as Meghan Blank took a long service in from Sarah Byrne and was able to direct her shot just inside the post and in for a 2-0 lead with 1.3 seconds remaining before intermission.

The Bonnies (4-12-1, 1-7) had their chances in the second half, but were unable to cash in. The Flyers put the game away when Kiehl took advantage of a Bonnies penalty in the box, converting on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.

Sabrina Sousa-Sampson led Bona with four shots while Danielle Vis had three. Lauren Malcolm registered eight saves in net.

Bona finishes its season with two games on the road – at Richmond on Thursday and at Saint Joseph's on Sunday.

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