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Away games prove to be tough sledding for WSOC

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Senior Emily Drake’s two SOG rank third on the roster.

The Iona women’s soccer team has lost three consecutive road games, bringing their overall record to a 1-10-1 mark.  

 

After dropping a close 1-0 affair to Niagara University at Mazzella Field on Sept. 17, the Gaels traveled to Retriever Soccer Park for a match against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Sept. 21.  

 

The Retrievers proved to be strong offensively right from the get-go, outshooting the Gaels 11-3 in the first half. In the 59th minute, Iona eventually allowed their first score against in the 59th minute, giving Natasha Munro her second goal of the season.  

 

Cheyenne Payne later added an important insurance goal deep in the second half to put UMBC ahead 2-0 for the victory.  

 

Freshman Payton Foster was impressive for the Maroon and Gold even with the loss, recording half of the team’s shot attempts.  

 

Fellow rookie Camille Daniel and senior Emily Drake produced shots as well, with the latter being saved by UMBC goalkeeper Sara Gavagan.  

 

Iona’s freshman goalie, Savannah Rogers, made 11 saves before being substituted in the 65th minute for junior Caroline Scott. 

 

The women’s team capped off their non-conference schedule following a 3-0 loss at the University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 27. 

 

Pennsylvania’s defenders swarmed Iona, allowing just two total shots, one on net, to midfielders Katie Menard and Victoria Ryan. 

 

Freshman Taylor Ferraro carried the Quakers to victory, totaling the first three points of her season. 

 

Rogers stayed in goal for the entirety of the game, seizing 11 saves.  

 

The Gaels returned to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play in a game at Canisius University on Oct. 1 that was a weather makeup from the day before.  

 

Three different Golden Griffins scored on the afternoon, with the first point coming from Nicki Silverman in the 35th minute. Skylar Cornell and Madeline Weltin put the game out of reach with goals in the 57th and 76th minutes, respectively.  

 

Canisius accumulated a 22-7 shot advantage throughout the contest, as keeper Jessica Jones posted three saves in the shutout.  

 

One of graduate student Samantha Hogan’s two shots found its way to Jones, while Drake and junior Niki Kassimatis pressured Canisius with attempts of their own.  

 

Rogers once again stayed on the field for the whole 90 minutes, adding nine more saves to her team-high total of 69.  

 

Iona’s next match will be on their home turf of Mazzella Field versus rival Manhattan College on Oct. 4. as they try to snap a five-game losing streak. 

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