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Women's Soccer to Honor Class of 2020 Sunday

Women's Soccer to Honor Class of 2020 Sunday

Senior Program Insert (PDF)

ST. BONAVENTURE (6-10-1, 2-6-1 A-10) vs. GEORGE MASON (3-10-3, 1-6-2 A-10)
Sunday, Oct. 27 – 1:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – Marra Athletics Complex
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The St. Bonaventure women's soccer team returns home on Sunday for its final Atlantic 10 matchup against George Mason. The Bonnies Class of 2020 will be honored before the match. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

THE OPPONENT: GEORGE MASON
George Mason is coming off a 2-2 draw with George Washington this past Thursday. Sophomore forward Dacheka Kolcum earned her first collegiate goal in the 53rd minute after receiving a pass from freshman Grace Hotaling. Just 36 seconds later, redshirt sophomore Emma Lee earned her first collegiate goal on an impressive shot well over 30 yards from the net. GW answered with the equalizer in the 67th minute to send the match into overtime where it would end in a draw after the extra time. The Bonnies are 1-2 in the only three matches of the series history between the two teams. The last time they met was in 2016 when George Mason handed St. Bonaventure a 1-0 loss on the road.

LAST TIME OUT
Despite a strong second half, the Bonnies were unable to overcome a four-score deficit as Duquesne grabbed a 4-2 victory last Thursday evening. After being down 4-0 in the 60th minute, the Bonnies offense made things interesting down the stretch. The Bonnies got on the board in the 70th minute when Bella May juked a defender, then sent long a service into the box that was finished by Bella Marra for her second goal of the season. Seven minutes later, Isabelle LaBarbera had her first attempt saved off a set piece from May but was able to find the net off the rebound to cut the Dukes' lead in half. It was a rare off night for the Bonnies defense that had only allowed 18 goals on the season coming into Thursday's match. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm was consistently peppered with shots from the Dukes offense that finished with a total of 20 on the night. Malcolm finished with six saves in net for SBU. 

MALCOLM STANDS ALONE
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm has made headlines all season, and this time is no different. Malcolm currently stands alone in first place among active players with the most career saves of any keeper in the nation. After Thursday's game against Duquesne, she reached 450 career saves which positions her in third place in program history.

CLASS OF 2020
Before the game, the Bonnies will honor their eight seniors – Isabelle LaBarbera, Bella Marra, Sydney Cerza, Bella May, Sabrina Sousa-Sampson, Maddie Mason, Rachel Collins, and Lauren Malcolm.

LaBarbera has been with the Bonnies for the last three years and will be graduating a year early. She has played in 48 games in her career and tallied two goals with two assists. This season, she has played in 14 matches, scoring the equalizing goal in the 81st minute vs. Richmond, sending the game to overtime where the Bonnies would earn a 2-1 victory.

Marra is a four-year member of the program. She has appeared in 65 games in her career and has started 29 contests. This season, Bella has played in 16 games and posted two goals. She was named Atlantic 10 Co-Offensive Performer of the Week for scoring the game-winning goal just 29 seconds into overtime in a 2-1 victory over Richmond.

Cerza is a team captain for the Bonnies and has been with the program for the past four years. She has started 61 out of 70 games she has played, starting every game in her freshman and junior seasons, and earned 21 career points. This season, she has started in 10 games, scored a goal on a PK in a 3-1 win over Youngstown State, and has registered 14 shots.

May has been with the Bonnies for the past four years. She has appeared in 64 games, starting in 35, and registered five goals and eight assists for a total of 18 points. This season, Bella found the back of the net against Iona, scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Youngstown State, and tallied five assists.

Sousa-Sampson is a team captain for the Bonnies and is a four-year member of the program. As a freshman, she was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. She has started in 72 out of 73 games in her career, playing at least 1,600 minutes each year, and scored five goals with four assists. This season, Sabrina has started in every game and leads the team with a total of 1,525 minutes played. She also earned an assist on the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Youngstown State.

Mason has been with the Bonnies for the last four seasons. She has started in 69 out of 73 games she has played in her career, tallying two goals and three assists. This season, Maddie has started in all but one game and was named Western New York Women's Division I Co-Player of the Week by the Buffalo News for her game-winning goal off a header to defeat UB.

Collins has been with the Bonnies for the past three years and will also be graduating a year early. She has started in 20 of the 40 games she has appeared in. This year, she started in 11 games before being sidelined by a season-ending injury. A double major in history and economics, Rachel is a multi-time selection to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Malcolm has started 73 out of 74 games for the Bonnies in her four seasons. She will finish her career near the top of every goalkeeper stat category in program history. This season, Lauren became just the fourth player in program history to surpass 400 career saves with 11 stops at Canisius. She moved into a tie for third place on the Bonnies all-time shutouts list after posting her 12th career clean sheet against Rhode Island. She currently sits in third place on the Bonnies all-time saves list with 450 stops.

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