Women’s Soccer Posts Win Over La Salle on Senior Day
ronx, N.Y. – (October 14, 2018) – Behind a second half goal by Brooke Salmon, the Fordham women's soccer team clinched an Atlantic 10 Championship berth with a 1-0 win over the La Salle Explorers on Sunday afternoon at Jack Coffey Field. With the win, Fordham improved to 9-6-1 on the year, 6-1-1 in the Atlantic 10, while La Salle fell to 8-6-1 overall, 3-5-0 in the league. It was also Fordham's first win over La Salle since 2009.
After honoring its senior class prior to the game, members of Fordham's senior class showed their appreciation by making the play that put the Rams back into the Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 2016. After being awarded a corner kick, senior Lane Cronin lifted the corner kick into the box, where Brooke Salmon bounced a header inside the left post for her second goal of the season.
Brooke Salmon celebrates her game-winning goal on Sunday.
After the goal, La Salle put on the press to get the equalizer, but the Rams stepped up and kept the clean sheet intact. Fordham goalkeeper Kelly LaMorte was credited with two saves in the game for her eighth shutout of the season. With Salmon's goal, it marked the third consecutive year that a senior has scored the game-winning goal on Senior Day at Fordham, joining Carlie Wagner (2017) and Ally Doyle (2016). With two games left in the regular season, the Fordham women's soccer team will now be playing for seeding and a potential home game for the Atlantic 10 Championship. The Rams will host Saint Joseph's on Thursday, October 18th, at 7:00 PM for their next game, while finishing the regular season at Duquesne on Sunday, October 21st.