Women’s Soccer Rebounds from Scoreless Weekend


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The women’s soccer team continued their dominance with a 4-0 home win over Brooklyn College.

Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor

The NYU women’s soccer team hoped to improve upon their already impressive 6-1-2 streak against Brooklyn College at their home field of Gaelic Park for some exciting Tuesday action. After a weekend game in Ohio against Case Western Reserve University where they were held to a scoreless tie, the Violets did not disappoint. They came away with an exciting win, shutting out the Brooklyn Bulldogs 4-0.

NYU’s attack came on strong when junior forward Marquel Love netted a pass from fellow junior forward Teressa Fazio. The initial and ultimately game-winning goal came in the 18th minute.

The one-goal lead was carefully maintained until late in the second half when NYU came out with a big three-goal onslaught, beginning with a goal in the 79th minute from Fazio, assisted by standout freshman forward Alex Benedict. In the game’s 83rd minute, Benedict herself put the ball away to give NYU the three-nil lead.

Senior midfielder Julie Glover completed the late onrush with another Fazio-assisted goal, this one coming in the 87th minute. It was a very successful Violet homecoming.

Junior forward McKennah Spagnola was thrilled with this win as propulsion into an important weekend game against Carnegie Mellon.

“I think it was a great win and definitely has us in a good mindset for the big weekend we have coming up,” Spagnola said. “Carnegie Mellon is going to be a tough opponent so I really think this win has us feeling ready to come out and put up a fight.”

Spagnola went on to add how every member of the team has consistently brought their A-game this season, which is clearly exemplified through their season record.

“I think we have a really good group of girls this year and every single person brings something to the team, and I think that has really shown by our performance this season.”

The women’s soccer team will be home again this Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. for an Alumni Day game and University Athletic Association matchup against Carnegie Mellon. This game will be followed by the men’s team facing off against Carnegie Mellon as well at 1:30 p.m.

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