Soccer Stays Supreme

Red Devils Remain Undefeated

Allie Young ‘15 netted the go-ahead goal in the 2-1 win over Centennial Conference foe Haverford.

Allie Young ‘15 netted the go-ahead goal in the 2-1 win over Centennial Conference foe Haverford.

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The Dickinson women’s soccer team remains undefeated after beating Alvernia 2-0 and Haverford 2-1 last week. The Red Devils improve to 7-0 overall this season and 1-0 in conference after the Haverford win.

Dickinson is slowly starting to gain national attention with their impressive start after being ranked #24 in the most recent poll, according to d3soccer.com.

On Wednesday Sept. 17, Dickinson took the field against visiting Alvernia. The Red Devils fired 37 shots on the visiting goal keeper, and finally struck goal twice in the second half.

Nicole Fronsdahl ‘16 scored off a long pass from Cate Maugle ‘15 in the 57:00 minute. First-year Andrea Caya scored her fourth goal of the season to push the Red Devil lead to 2-0. Alvernia was only able to muster one shot on goal throughout the game, that sailed just wide of the post. The Red Devil defense secured its fourth shutout of the year, led by returning All-Centennial Conference player, Hannah Matlock ‘16.

First-year Amanda Masterson got her first start in goal for the Red Devils. The Alvernia goalkeeper had a strong showing, stopping 13 shots along with 8 corner kicks, but the constant, intense pressure from the Dickinson offense was too much to hold off for the entire 90 minutes.

Forward Jenna Lamb ‘16 said after the game, “We lost to Alvernia last year, so it was really important that we came out this year ready to play to stay undefeated. Jess [Swain ‘15], Allie [Young ’15] and I work really well together up top, and that allowed Allie to capitalize on a good opportunity early in the game.”

The Red Devils welcomed Haverford to Dickinson Park on Saturday, Sept. 20. Young, the second leading scorer and second-overall points leader in the Centennial Conference, found the back of the net just 7 minutes into the first half. Her goal was set up beautifully by a pair of assists from Lamb and Swain. Swain and Young switched roles ten minutes later, and pushed the lead to 2-0 , still in the first half.

Dickinson’s defense, which has been tremendous all year, held this lead until the 69:00 minute when Haverford snuck a shot by keeper Charlotte Armour ’16, despite her seven saves on the day.

After the game Armour said, “We’ve shown that we can win the tough games. They threatened to come back in the second half, but our defense knew we could handle it and keep it together to finish with a win.”

The Red Devil defense has only allowed a mere 56 shots on goal so far this season, and currently are averaging less than a goal a game against them.

On the other side, the Red Devil top half has recorded an incredible 200 shots on goal in seven games, while averaging three goals a game. Their up-tempo style is credited to an impenetrable back line, and the unselfishness of the top half.

Dickinson travels to national powerhouse Messiah College, currently ranked #3 in the nation, to try to jump up the national polls one last time before the conference schedule really heats up.

The game will take place on Tuesday Sept. 23 and the Devils will be home again against Swarthmore on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a 1:00 P.M. start at Miller Memorial Field to resume Centennial Conference competition.

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