Women’s Soccer Downs Moravian in Landmark Conference Match Up

By Charlotte Wells | Co-Sports Editor

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The Drew women’s soccer team posted a narrow win over the Moravian Greyhounds during a nail-biting Landmark Conference game on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

The 1-0 victory for the Rangers made them the first team this season to score against Moravian in conference play.

Midfielder Rebecca Racine (‘24) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for Drew, driving a strong shot past Moravian goalie Payce Korpics just four minutes into the game. She was assisted by a pass from Kat Kugler (‘25). 

Despite the early lead, the game soon proved to be a bitter fight between two of the top 

teams in the conference, as both sides matched each other nearly shot-for-shot and saw many close calls at the goal. 

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Drew goalie Sarah Crowley (‘27) demonstrated her prowess on the field, making several heart-stopping saves over the 90-minute game. Her five saves led to her third shutout of the season and left the Greyhounds narrowly trailing the Rangers throughout the intense match-up. 

Moravian’s goalies could not be overcome either, as neither goalie let any of Drew’s five other shots on goal past them. 

The two teams were relentless in their fight for the upper hand. A handful of free kicks and near goals on both sides sparked audible reactions from the stands, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats. 

The intensity of the match spilled out into the players’ interactions on the field; each team racked up several fouls over the night. The Greyhounds had 10 fouls called on them, while the Rangers wound up with 13 by the end of the game. 

During the game, referees called multiple yellow cards, with each team having two apiece called on some of the top players. 

Moravian put up a good fight against Drew, but the Rangers clung to their early lead until the end of the game, making Drew’s record 9-5 for the season and 4-1-0 in the Landmark Conference. 

The Rangers take on Goucher College on Oct. 14 in another home-field conference matchup.

Charlotte is a senior majoring in English and French.

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