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Guilmette's goal stands up in shutout of LIU

Guilmette's goal stands up in shutout of LIU

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Redshirt-senior Alison Guilmette (Coventry, R.I.) scored on a free kick in the 17th minute and the Bulldog defense posted a clean sheet as the Bryant University women's soccer team closed the regular season with a 1-0 shutout of Long Island Sunday afternoon.

Bryant earned the No. 3 seed in next weekend's Northeast Conference tournament and advances to a Friday semifinal against Fairleigh Dickinson in New Britain, Connecticut.

Game Information
Bryant 1, Long Island 0
Records: Bryant (9-3-4, 7-0-3); Long Island (5-12-1, 4-6-0)
Location: LIU Soccer Park (Brookville, N.Y.) 

Coach Biggs' Comments
"We continued to raise our level as the game wore on, created some very good opportunities, and did well to grind out a win in a hard-fought game." 

Scoring Summary
17' – Bryant 1, Long Island 0 – Guilmette's free kick from 25 yards out sailed over the Shark defense and into the goal to put the Bulldogs in front for good.

Stats/Notes

  • Guilmette's goal was her second of the season and sixth of her career. The Rhode Islander has scored in back-to-back contests entering the NEC tournament.
  • Junior Amanda Spitaleri (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) recorded two of Bryant's four shot attempts.
  • Junior Meghan Dalton (West Hartford, Conn.) tallied four saves.
  • Bryant has won or tied its last 12 games and posted an unbeaten record in NEC play for the first time in program history.

Up Next: NEC Semifinals vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
Bryant has earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament and will play No. 2 seed Fairleigh Dickinson in a semifinal Friday at 4 p.m. in New Britain, Connecticut. 

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