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Women’s soccer drops two more, remains winless

By: Jay Ashdown

The Canisius women’s soccer team dropped two more games this past weekend as their nightmare season now sees them possess a record of 0-9-2. The team dropped their Saturday matchup with Rider 2-0, and lost their Wednesday matchup with Siena 3-1.

In the loss to Rider, Canisius’ shutout streak continued, making it three straight games and seven straight halves in which the team failed to find the back of the net. The first half appeared to be promising for the Griffs, as the team battled with the Broncs and kept it tied at zero.

Canisius outshot Rider in the game 15-12, but the Broncs got more shots on goal with the slight edge of 6-5, and most importantly, they found the back of the net twice in the second half. The Griffs streak of losing has seen them consistently play up to their competition, keeping the games close in terms of shots and shots on goal, but the team is struggling to find the back of the net, and it is killing them.

The Wednesday loss to Siena saw more of the same from the Griffs. The team outshot Siena 20-10, but shots on goal registered at 10-10, meaning Siena found ways to get all their shots through. Still, despite creating many scoring chances and peppering Siena goaltender Leslie Adams, the team still yielded three goals and lost.

Despite the loss, the Griffs finally ended their goalless streak, as the team converted a corner kick with a very solid passing play. Freshman Erin Weir placed the ball into the box to a waiting Shauna Lee, who then passed it off to Luca Fahmer who fired it into the right side of the net for her first goal of the season.

Canisuis heads back on the road next where they will face Fairfield Saturday afternoon. Kickoff against the Stags is scheduled for noon from Lessing Field.

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