Women’s Soccer Picks Up Two Victories After Old Westbury Scoring Frenzy

Christina Christodoulou

The Drew University women’s soccer team achieved back-to-back victories this week, improving their record to 4-2. The first win of the week came on September 10, with a thrilling overtime goal against Ramapo to put the Rangers up 2-1.                            

Drew was down 1-0 with less than half an hour of the game remaining when Sarah Racine (’21) found the back of the net to level the score off of an assist by Alex Gilgorri (’19) in a quick counter attack. Less than three minutes into overtime, Gilgorri scored to put the Rangers on top and end the game.

Despite the close score, Drew controlled the play throughout the game, outshooting the Roadrunners 18-4 and gaining an 8-0 edge in corner kicks.

On September 13, the Rangers continued their winning streak with a 5-0 domination over Old Westbury. Racine put Drew ahead early with a goal at the one-minute mark off of an assist by Meghan McDermott (’19). Just over 10 minutes later, McDermott recorded a goal of her own, and then picked up a second assist from a goal by Leah Dentale (’21). Erin Connors (’17) also notched two assists in the game.

In the second half, Lauren Cassella (’21) scored the first goal of her college career following breakaway. The scoring was capped in the 74th minute by Lauren DeLillo (’21) off of a feed by Olivia Slingerland (’21).   

Due to worsening weather, the referees were forced to call the game after 80 minutes of play.

In goal, Madison Dudzeivc (’21) played the first half to earn the win. Brielle Castanheira (’19) and Nicole Fallon (’21) split the second half to secure the shutout win.

The Rangers outshot their opponent 31-1, and took eight corner kicks as opposed to Old Westbury’s one.

Drew looks to continue their winning streak when they travel to Delaware Valley this Saturday.  

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