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Bryant blanks SFU, 2-0, to open weekend photo photo

LORETTO, Pa. – The Bryant University women's soccer team posted its first clean sheet of the season and earned its first-ever victory on the road against Saint Francis U, 2-0, Friday afternoon.

Juniors Katie Cronin (Feeding Hills, Mass.) and Amanda Spitaleri (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) scored goals, while classmate Meghan Dalton (West Hartford, Conn.) made two saves for the shutout.

Game Information
Bryant 2, Saint Francis U 0
Records: Bryant (4-3-2, 2-0-1 NEC), SFU (2-6-1, 1-1-0 NEC)

Coach Biggs' Comment

"Today was our most complete performance of the season. We passed well and scored a great goal in each half – really good finishes from Katie and Amanda. Defensively, we made really good choices with our pressure and were consistent for 90 minutes. The lines of our team were well connected and our defending was as confident as our attack."

Key Moment

  • After entering the game in the 31st minute, Cronin quickly capitalized for the Black and Gold, scoring off a feed from Alex Spangler (Acton, Mass.) in the 34th minute.

Scoring Summary

  • 34th minute – Bryant 1, SFU 0 – Cronin potted her first goal of the season off a feed from Spangler.
  • 56th minute – Bryant 2, SFU 0 – Spitaleri made it 2-0 as she was able to convert on a gorgeous feed from Alison Guilmette (Coventry, R.I.).


  • Bryant improves to 3-7-1 all-time against SFU. Friday's win is Bryant's first-ever in Loretto.
  • The Black and Gold are now unbeaten in their last five matches (3-0-2).
  • Bryant outshot SFU, 13-7 but the Red Flash held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Cronin's goal was her first of the season and the fifth of her career.
  • Spitaleri's goal was her third of the season, tying her for the team lead.
  • Spitaleri has now scored in three of the last four games.
  • Spangler picked up her first assist of the season and just the second assist of her career.
  • Guilmette now has a team-high three assists on the season and nine in her career.
  • Dalton made two saves, posting her first shutout of the season.
  • Dalton now has six career shutouts and is 19-15-5 in her career.
  • She's allowed just two goals in three NEC games.

Up Next

The Bulldogs wrap up the weekend on Sunday when they face Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start.