October 22, 2010
Women's Soccer Defeats Bryant, 1-0
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Sophomore Jillian
Strassner (Avon, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal to lead
the Quinnipiac University women's soccer team to a 1-0 win against
Northeast Conference opponent Bryant University on Friday, Oct. 22.
With the win, the Bobcats improve to 5-6-3 overall and 3-2-3 in
conference play, while the Bulldogs fall to 5-10-2 on the season
and 3-3-1 in the NEC.
The only goal of the game was scored in the 61st minute
of play by midfielder Jillian
Strassner for her fourth goal of the season. Senior Meagan
McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn.) tallied her second assist of the
year with a pass to Strassner, who blasted a shot over Bryant
goalkeeper Kelsi Jacob.
"We kept a clean sheet in the first half, which was important",
said Head Coach Dave
Clarke. "In the second half, we played as well as we've played
all year. We scored a great goal, Meagan to Jill, and definitely
deserved the win."
Both teams took several shots in the first half, yet neither team
could find the back of the net. Overall, the Bobcats outshot the
Earning her fourth shutout of the season, junior goalie Jillian
Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) recorded five saves on the game, while
Jacob made seven saves for the Bulldogs.
Quinnipiac travels to Cambridge, Mass. on Monday, Oct. 25 to play
Harvard University in a non-conference match-up. The game is set to
begin at 7:00 p.m.