Cornell Sneaks Past Bonnies, 1-0

Christine Napoli had perhaps the best chance for the Bonnies late in the second half of Sunday's match. (Photo by Tim McKinney/Cornell Athletics)
Christine Napoli had perhaps the best chance for the Bonnies late in the second half of Sunday's match. (Photo by Tim McKinney/Cornell Athletics)

ITHACA, N.Y. – A closely fought match throughout, it would be a header goal with 16 minutes remaining that proved the difference Sunday afternoon as the Cornell Big Red held off the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team, 1-0.

The Bonnies (3-3) had back-to-back chances with 25 minutes to go.

St. Bonaventure placed a shot on net that was punched back into traffic by the Cornell keeper. Christine Napoli collected the loose ball and drilled a shot just over the net from 10 yards out.

Cornell broke through in the 74th minute off a set piece.

A Big Red corner from Emily St. John went directly in front where Kaili Gregory used a header through two defenders in the box to place the shot right over the Bona keeper's head.

With the win, Cornell remains perfect on the year as it moved to 4-0 this fall.

Cornell owned a 10-6 edge in shots and 4-2 in corner kick opportunities.

Ryan Kunkle and Kenzie Tarmino were each credited with two shot attempts while Lauren Malcolm made two saves.

Next up for the Bonnies is a trip to Buffalo to play at Little Three rival Canisius Thursday night at 7 p.m.

-----
For the latest news on St. Bonaventure athletics, stay connected on social media. Follow the Bonnies on Twitter @GoBonnies and get women's soccer updates @BonniesWSoccer. Keep up with the Bonnies on Facebook at /GoBonnies and on Instagram @GoBonnies.