ALBANY, NY – The Iona College women's soccer team dropped its fourth straight one-goal game on Friday afternoon to the Albany Great Danes. Junior Ciara Guglielmo scored her first goal with the Maroon & Gold and rookie Emma Havrilla made a career-best eight saves.
The Gaels took the lead in the 8' when Guglielmo took an errant ball in the box and pushed a grounded shot inside the left post. The Great Danes got their first shot in the 15' and soon after Havrilla had to come up large as the Great Danes fired three dangerous within eight minutes of each other. Jada Colbert hit the post and Mariah Williams then forced two saves soon after.
Albany took the lead in the 39' when Claire Stackel scored her second goal of the season. Caroline Klopp assisted Stackel off a corner kick. Ensuing from the 4' when they had their first chance, the Great Danes had a distinct 16-1 corner kick chances advantage running throughout the contest.
The Great Danes outshot the Gaels 15-8 in the game and managed dominance regarding offensive pressure with 10 corner kicks in the second half. However, despite all those scoring chances, the winning goal for Albany was netted on a penalty kick in the 49'. Gina Bracamonte scored her first goal of the season to give Albany the 2-1 lead.
Guglielmo had a team-best three shots and one shot on goal. Graduate Christine Rebus had two shots while rookies Jackie Morris, Faith Preziosi and Andrea Ferrer each attempted one.
Iona's next game is on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Wagner at 1 PM.
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