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Bryant heads to SFU, RMU this weekend

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women's soccer team treks to western Pennsylvania this weekend for games against Saint Francis U (Friday) and Robert Morris (Sunday).

The Particulars
Opponents: Saint Francis U and Robert Morris
Location: Stokes Soccer Plex (Loretto, Pa.) | North Athletic Complex (Moon Township, Pa.)
Kickoff: Friday, September 27 – 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 p.m.
Watch: NECFrontRow.com (Sunday only)
Live Stats: Friday | Sunday
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #GoBryant | #NECWSoc

The Series

  • Bryant enters Friday just 2-7-1 against SFU. The Black and Gold have never won in Loretto.
  • Last season, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw in Smithfield. Rachel Benz scored in the third minute but the Red Flash was able to score the equalizer in the 88th minute.
  • The Bulldogs are 8-1-2 all-time against Robert Morris. Bryant is unbeaten against the Colonials in Moon Township.
  • Last season, Remi Manna and Benz scored five minutes apart in the first half to give Bryant a 2-0 victory at home.
  • The Black and Gold have never swept a weekend in western Pennsylvania.

Bulldog Notes and Notables

  • Bryant enters the weekend unbeaten in its last four matches (2-0-2).
  • The Bulldogs are 1-0-1 in Northeast Conference play, sitting in first place with four points.
  • Bryant is coming off a 1-1 draw with defending conference champ Central Connecticut.
  • The Black and Gold have allowed the fewest goals in the NEC (10) this year.
  • Bryant's 11 goals have come from six different players. Senior Remi Manna (Pleasantville, N.Y.) leads the way with three goals and eight total points.
  • Junior Meghan Dalton (West Hartford, Conn.) has been a rock between the pipes, posting a 1.18 GAA and an .800 save percentage.

A bit about the Red Flash

  • SFU enters the weekend at 2-5-1 overall and 1-0-0 in NEC play. The Red Flash defeated Mount St. Mary's, 2-1, in overtime last week.
  • Dakota Graham and Alyssa McGhee are tied for the team lead in points with six. McGhee is the reigning NEC Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against Mount.
  • Julia Hernan has started all eight matches in net, posting a 3.01 GAA and a .600 save percentage.

A bit about the Colonials

  • RMU enters the weekend at 3-5-1 overall and 1-0-0 in NEC play. The Colonials earned a 1-0 win over Mount last weekend.
  • Kayla Veloso-Lima leads the Colonials with three goals and eight points.
  • Sheridan Reid is tied for the team lead with three goals.
  • Sydney Bruckner has started all nine games and has a 1.16 GAA and a .859 save percentage.
  • The Colonials have allowed just 11 goals in nine games.

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