The St. Bonaventure University women's soccer team travels to the Bronx Sunday to face off against the Fordham Rams. Sunday marks the start of A-10 conference play, and kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
A-10 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
During A-10 play, the Bonnies will travel to Davidson (Sept. 29), Saint Louis (Oct. 6), George Washington (Oct. 20), and Duquesne (Oct. 24). The Bonnies will welcome Saint Joseph's (Sept. 26), Dayton (Oct. 3), Richmond (Oct. 13), Rhode Island (Oct. 17), and George Mason (Oct. 27) to the Marra Athletics Complex to finish out the season.
THE OPPONENT: FORDHAM
St. Bonaventure is 0-4-1 in the last five meetings between the two teams. In 2017, senior goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm matched a career high 13 saves in a 0-0 draw with the Rams. Malcolm registered several highlight reel stops as she was able to keep the Rams off the board. In the last meeting, the Rams snuck away with a 1-0 victory at the Marra Athletics Complex. In their last match, Fordham suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to Stony Brook.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Bonnies aim to improve their performance on the road as they have remained solid at home, finishing 3-0 on their own turf in non-conference play. SBU defeated Buffalo, 1-0, in the home opener on Aug. 30. Two games later, the Bonnies took down Valparaiso by a score of 1-0 thanks to freshman Rachel Hutchison's first career goal. Their third win at home came against Merrimack by a score of 2-1 with the help of two goals from sophomore Kacie Filian.
LAST TIME OUT
The victory over Merrimack last Sunday helped the Bonnies improve to 4-4 on the season. Sophomore Kacie Filian had a breakout performance, scoring her first two career goals after only appearing in one game her freshman year. Filian broke a scoreless tie in the 69thminute after she headed a corner kick from Bella May into the lower left corner of the net. Just over seven minutes later, Filian struck again. This time, Rachel Hutchison sent a pass from the wing to Kenzie Tarmino who was then able to set Filian up in front of the goal. Filian directed it to the right of the goalie for a 2-0 lead, and the Bonnies would hold on for the win.
MALCOLM REACHES 400
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm reached a career milestone against Canisius on Sept. 12 as she surpassed 400 career saves. Malcolm is the fourth player in program history to reach this landmark. She currently sits fourth on the all-time saves list for the Bonnies with 412 career saves. She is chasing Margaret Reif (426) for third place on the list.
The Brown and White will host Saint Joseph's Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Marra Athletics Complex. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.