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.
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."
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.
- 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.