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Cleveland State Slips Past Bonnies Women's Soccer, 1-0

Cleveland State Slips Past Bonnies Women's Soccer, 1-0

CLEVELAND – The St. Bonaventure University women's soccer team fired 12 shots, including six on goal, Sunday afternoon at Cleveland State, but could not break through in a 1-0 non-conference setback at Krenzler Field.

After a scoreless first half, Cleveland State broke through with what turned out to be the game-winning score during the 67th minute. After the Bonnies put a shot on goal that was turned away, the Vikings came away with a controlled clear. McKenna Vento then blasted home a goal to the far post after finding space by dribbling through defenders, working free enough to get her shot off.

St. Bonaventure continued to search for the equalizer throughout the final minutes.

Jessica Scruggs placed a header attempt on net that was turned away by Cleveland State keeper Jamie Daniels in the 77th minute. Two minutes later, Danielle Vis also put a shot on goal that Daniels was able to stop.

The two teams finished nearly even across the board, both attempting 12 shots apiece while Cleveland State was awarded seven corner kicks to St. Bonaventure's five. Bona kept Daniels honest in her effort for a clean sheet, forcing the Vikings keeper to make six saves.

Vis led the Bonnies with four shot attempts, including two on goal. Goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm was strong again in net, making five saves.

The Bonnies are now 2-3-1 overall on the season while Cleveland State improves to 3-5. St. Bonaventure next makes the trip to Florida for a pair of games – at Florida Atlantic on Friday night before facing off at Florida Gulf Coast next Sunday afternoon.

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