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Women's Soccer To Host Cornell Friday Before Traveling To UMass-Lowell Sunday

Women's Soccer To Host Cornell Friday Before Traveling To UMass-Lowell Sunday

ST. BONAVENTURE vs. CORNELL
FRIDAY, AUG. 24 – 7:00 p.m.
MARRA ATHLETICS COMPLEX
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ST. BONAVENTURE at UMASS-LOWELL
SUNDAY, AUG. 26 – 4:00 p.m.
LOWELL, MASS.
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The St. Bonaventure women's soccer team will play a pair of matches in the second weekend of the 2018 season, first hosting Cornell on Friday night before traveling to play at UMass-Lowell on Sunday afternoon.

The Bonnies will seek their first victory of the season after fighting to a 3-3 double overtime draw with Binghamton last Friday before suffering a 2-1 heartbreak in the final two minutes last Sunday at Kent State.

HOT START
Junior Sydney Cerza turned in an impressive opening weekend, scoring a pair of goals. She netted the game-tying penalty kick with 1:04 remaining in the opener vs. Binghamton, then delivered a beautiful goal to tie the game in the 59th minute at Kent State Sunday. Cerza was credited with an assist in the Binghamton game as well for a total of five points through two matches.

FIRST TIME BONNIES
Several Bonnies made their debuts in Brown and White last weekend. Mia Thatcher, Micah Hoffbauer, Carolyn Brussel and Emily Foltz all saw a start over the past weekend in their first action with the team while Kekaimalie Woods, Tsianna Barnwell, and Ryan Kunkle all logged minutes as well for the first time with the program.

MOVIN' ON UP
Junior goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm opened the season with 18 saves in the first two matches to move to 261 for her Bonnies career. That moves her past Christine Carbone '86 for fourth place all-time on the Bonnies saves chart. Third place is well ahead – Margaret Reif  '97 stands in third with 426 career saves.

ABOUT CORNELL
Friday night's contest is Cornell's first game of the 2018 season. The Big Red touted a 2-9-3 record last season and were picked to finish eighth in the Ivy League preseason poll. Kennedy Yearby, Shelby Wray and Kaili Gregory are all key returners for the Big Red.

ABOUT UMASS-LOWELL
UMass-Lowell finished the 2017 season with a 5-6-6 record. The River Hawks were picked to finish seventh in the preseason America East poll. Graduate student Rachel Morrier was the leading scorer for UMass-Lowell last season, netting 11 goals and adding two assists. Kristin Birgisdottir also returns for the River Hawks. The sophomore scored once and assisted on three scores. The Riverhawks played at St. Bonaventure last fall when the teams finished in a scoreless tie through double overtime Sept. 7 at the Marra Athletics Complex.

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