With each passing weekend, the women’s soccer team’s run gets more and more impressive.
A 1-0 win over RIT on Oct. 8 was followed by two hard fought ties on the road this past weekend, extending the Dutchwomen’s unbeaten streak to ten games.
At RIT, forward Katie Monahan ’18 broke a scoreless tie 59 minutes into the game, scoring her fourth goal of the season. Aly Leahy ’18 picked up the assist on Monahan’s goal.
The Tigers pushed hard for an equalizer, but goalkeeper Kelsey Hartsoe ’19 and the defense held firm to give Union its second Liberty League victory in three games.
Monahan continued to lead the attack in the Dutchwomen’s 2-2 tie with St. Lawrence last Friday.
After assisting first-year Morgan Dominick’s goal 16:26 into the first half, Monahan scored 51 seconds later, pouncing on a rebound to double the lead.
Union’s defense, which hadn’t conceded a goal in three games, finally broke late in the first half on a goal by St Lawrence’s Lindsay Geier.
The Dutchwomen were close to hanging on for another victory, but Emily Wade evened the score in the 81st minute, sending the game to overtime.
Neither team could break the deadlock in the two overtime periods and each settled for a point in the league standings.
Union had the better of the play, owning an advantage over its hosts in shots on goal (9-5) and corners (8-2).
Monahan led the Dutchwomen with six shots while Sydney Keane ’18 tested St. Lawrence goalkeeper Samantha Allen with three shots on goal of her own.
Keane found the back of the net on Saturday in Union’s 1-1 tie with Clarkson, giving the Dutchwomen the lead just 13:10 into the game.
For the second straight day, however, Union squandered a halftime lead. Clarkson, currently winless in Liberty League play this season, tied the game in the 53rd minute on a goal by Courtney Black.
The Dutchwomen may have left the game feeling a little unlucky not to have gotten all three points.
They outshot Clarkson 14-6, and limited the Golden Knights to just three shots on goal. Union’s finishing was a bit off on the day though, and only five of its 14 attempted shots made it on target.
In addition to Keane’s goal, midfielder Allie Supranowicz ’18 had two shots on goal, while Leahy and substitute Linsey Giles ’20 each had one.
Following a midweek away game at RPI on Tuesday, the Dutchwomen return home for for perhaps their biggest test of the season when they take on undefeated William Smith College, Saturday at 3 p.m. There are four regular season matches that remain this fall.