By Josephine Emanuelli
This past week, Drew women’s soccer team won both of their matches, moving their record to 4-2-1 and setting them on a two game winning streak before they begin their conference play this Saturday, Sept. 24.
The first game they played this week was a difficult one, as they faced off against Delaware Valley University at home. The game remained tied 0-0 until the 88 minute of play when Erin Connors (’18) scored on an assist from Sam McFarlane (’17) to end the stalemate and eventually win the game for the Rangers. This goal was not a surprise, as E. Connors took nine shots throughout the game, with four of them being on goal, forcing four of Delaware Valley’s seven saves. Overall, the Rangers outshot their opponents 23 to five, with eight of their shots being on goal. Drew’s defense also had an impressive game, as goalie Ryan Jackson (’17) earned her second shutout of the season as well as of her career saving all three shots taken on goal.
The Rangers faced a tougher game on Sept. 20 when they took on Mount Saint Mary College. The game ended with just seconds left in the second overtime, when midfielder Dani Millick (’17) scored off a loose ball, winning the game as well as scoring her first career goal. Drew was able to score the first goal of the contest in the 24 minute of play as Sarah Connors (’18) won a 50-50 ball and shot it into the corner of the net. S. Connors has now scored four goals this season, making her the team’s leading scorer. Mount Saint Mary college responded later in the game, scoring off a pass with 20 minutes left to play. The Rangers were unable to score again in regulation, forcing the game into a double overtime when they scored the golden goal they were looking for and capture the victory.
The Rangers begin their Landmark Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 24 away at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. Their next home game is a non-conference match against Stevens Institute of Technology at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept 28.
[Feature Image courtesy of Drewrangers.com. Caption: Midfielder Dani Millick (’17)]