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Penalty kick goal lifts Christendom over Gallaudet, 3-2

Penalty kick goal lifts Christendom over Gallaudet, 3-2

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - The Gallaudet University women’s soccer team dropped a tough 3-2 match to Christendom College on Wednesday. The Bison (2-4) were unable to hold onto an early 2-0 lead provided by midfielder Tiffany Narciso (North Wildwood, N.J.), who had two first-half goals, as the Bison edged every statistical category but the final score.

The Christendom (3-4) defense kept the Crusaders within striking distance after two early unassisted goals by Narciso in the 3rd and 16th minutes. Johanna Arrigo (Ewing, N.J.) and Maddie Morgan (Hockessin, Del.) led the Bison attack with four shots on goal each but were not able to capitalize on their opportunities. Crusader freshman Rachel Snyder cut the lead in half with an unassisted goal past GU goalie Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.). Then in the 58th minute, senior Jane Snyder evened the score 2-2 with an unassisted goal.

The action was at a standstill for 20 minutes before Gulvas allowed the eventual game-winner in the 77th minute when Christendom midfielder Cecilia O’Reilly scored off a penalty kick. Gulvas played the full 90 minutes in net where she made five saves on nine shots. Opposing goalie Molly Morey played well as she made eight saves on 15 Bison shots.

The Bison look to get back on track against North Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Wells College at Hotchkiss Field on Saturday, September 25, at 3 p.m.