Women’s Soccer Snaps Winning Streak

Christina Christodoulou

The Drew University women’s soccer team fell short in both of their games this week to break their three game winning streak. Their season record now stands at 5-4-0.

On Saturday, September 23, the Rangers opened up Landmark Conference play with a 2-1 loss to Elizabethtown. In the minute 13, Leah Dentale (’21) found the back left corner of the net off of a cross by Meghan McDermmott (’19), giving Drew a 1-0 edge at halftime. Dentale scored her second goal of the season while McDermmott recorded her third assist.

With 15 minutes left to play, the Blue Jays converted a penalty kick to tie the score after a Drew handball in the box. Just over six minutes later, Elizabethtown scored again to take the lead. The Rangers found one more scoring opportunity moments before the final whistle, but Alex Gilgorri’s (’19) shot was blocked.

Later in the week, on September 27, Drew suffered a 1-0 defeat against #16 Stevens after giving up a goal less than 30 seconds into play. Throughout the remainder of the first half, the Ducks’ defense limited the Rangers’ opportunities to tie the play. Drew’s best scoring effort came in minute 28 when Dentale took a shot to win a corner kick. Thalia Santacruz’s (’18) header off the corner soared just over the top crossbar.

In the second half, Drew found another scoring opportunity, but Gilgorri’s shot was blocked to maintain the Duck’s advantage. Although the Rangers were unable to equalize the play, the sides played an even second half. Drew goalkeeper Madison Dudziec (’21) was credited with three difficult saves in the effort.

The Rangers continue conference play this Saturday when they travel to Moravian.

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