BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Sophomores Lexi Kraemer (Forest Hill, Md.) and Chae Diani (Milton, Mass.) provided goals as the Bryant University women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 2-0 shutout of St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday afternoon.
With the win, the Bulldogs are now 6-0-3 in their last nine matches and 5-0-2 in Northeast Conference play. Bryant also moved into first place in the NEC standings, a point ahead of idle Fairleigh Dickinson.
Bryant 2, St. Francis Brooklyn 0
Records: Bryant (7-3-3, 5-0-2 NEC), St. Francis Brooklyn (0-14, 0-7 NEC)
Coach Biggs' Comment
"We're happy with today's result. It was good to score in each half and earn another shutout."
- Kraemer got the Bulldogs on the board quickly, scoring her third goal of the year in the fourth minute.
- 4th minute – Bryant 1, SFBK 0 – Junior Kylie Ratelle (Chicopee, Mass.) caused a turnover near midfield, collected the ball and sent a perfect cross to the left side of the 18. With the keeper coming out, Kraemer one-touched the ball with her left foot into right corner.
- 69th minute – Bryant 2, SFBK 0 – Freshman Vanessa Majer (Butler, N.J.) played a perfect ball to spring Diani on a semi-breakaway. Diani dribbled toward goal before finishing in the lower left corner.
- Friday was the first meeting between Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn.
- The Bulldogs are unbeaten in their last nine games (6-0-3).
- At 5-0-2 in NEC play, the Bulldogs sit in first place with 17 points, one head of Fairleigh Dickinson.
- The nine-game unbeaten streak is a DI program record.
- Kraemer's goal was her third of the season.
- Diani notched her second goal of the year.
- Ratelle picked up her first assist of the year and now has five points.
- Junior Meghan Dalton (West Hartford, Conn.) needed to make just four saves to earn the shutout. She now has 22 career wins.
- Dalton has allowed just one goal over her last five games. She's stopped 18-of-19 shots.
The Bulldogs head to Teaneck, New Jersey, on Sunday for a first-place showdown with Fairleigh Dickinson. First touch is set for noon.