Women’s Soccer Downs Davidson for 3-0
Davidson, N.C. – (September 27, 2018) – Hitting the road for the first time in 25 days made little difference for the Fordham women's soccer team on Thursday night at Alumni Stadium in Davidson, North Carolina. The Rams continued their run as one of the hottest team in the league, netting four goals for the second consecutive game in a 4-1 win over the Davidson Wildcats. With the win, Fordham improved to 6-5 on the year, 3-0 in the Atlantic 10, while Davidson fell to 2-8, 0-3 in the league. The victory also saw Fordham extend its win streak to five matches for the first time since 2014 and post a 3-0 start to conference play for the first time since 2008. The Rams were the beneficiary of a mistake in the 12th minute by Davidson. Milan Bornstein put a long ball toward the box that a Davidson defender tried to clear. The ball though angled off the defender over the Davidson goalkeeper for an own goal. Fordham made it 2-0 in the 36th minute on a great individual effort from Clara Gastaldi. Gastaldi worked her way around a defender, spinning for a shot that found the lower right corner of the net for her third goal of the season.
Lane Cronin capped Thursday's game with her first goal.
The Wildcats answered that goal in the 40th minute, as Fordham was called for a handball just outside the top of the box. Sydney Simmons took the free kick, scoring inside the right post for her first of the season to make it 2-1. The goal ended Fordham's shutout streak at a school record 416 minutes. Fordham regained a two-goal edge in the second half, when Emma Johnson found Maura Holstfor a re-direct shot in front of the goal in the 55th minute. It was Holst's second marker of the season. The Rams then capped off night with a goal in the 67th minute. Fordham goalkeeper Kelly LaMorte put a long punt forward that bounced to the head of Lane Cronin. Cronin then flicked the ball to herself, getting around a defender to go 1-on-1 with the keeper. She then tucked the ball into the lower left side of the net for her first of the season. It marked the first time since September 2006 that Fordham has recorded consecutive four-goal games. In net, LaMorte had four saves to go with her first career assist for the Rams, while Davidson's Sarah L'Hommedieu also had four stops. The Fordham women's soccer team will next be in action on Sunday, September 30th, when the Rams travel to Rhode Island for a 1:00 PM match.