LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Columbia’s Maddie Temares scored the lone goal of the game in the 51st minute as the Lions defeated the Rider University women’s soccer team, 1-0, Sunday afternoon on Ben Cohen Field. With the loss, the Broncs fall to 2-2-1, while the Lions are now 2-1-1.
Following a scoreless first half, the Lions struck early in the second, with Temares finishing inside the right post with her left foot from just inside the 18-yard box off an assist from Bailey Peacock.
Quotes and Notes
“I think last year’s game was similar to this year’s game, where they had the better of the performance last year. We were fortunate to execute. Valeria scored on a penalty kick and a free kick last year. So we took our opportunities last year. Today obviously, a strong team. It was tough for us to create opportunities against them because defensively, they’re a very good team. But I thought we worked hard. I think we matched their intensity. I thought we defended really well. And in the last 10 or 12 minutes, when we were pushing to try to get that next goal, we put them under some pressure, we created some corners and we created some free kicks. Last year, we scored from those free kicks and those corners.”
“It was a good game. It was tough. I was happy with how we played. It’s always important that you can come and compete and work hard in hot weather and on a Sunday after we played on Thursday night.” - Rider Head Coach Drayson Hounsome
- Just the second game in the all-time series between Rider and Columbia, the Lions evened the series following the Broncs’ 2-1 win last season.
- Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School) made five saves in defeat.
- The Broncs return to action Thursday, when they play host to Delaware State. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ at 7 p.m.
Broncs By The Numbers
- Carbonell and Niamh Cashin (Nottingham, England/All Saints Academy) played all 90 minutes for the fifth-straight game to begin the season.
- Teresa Richardson (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman) subbed off for 10 minutes, marking the first time she’s left the field this season.
- The Lions enjoyed a 13-0 edge in shots for the game, while also taking eight corner kicks to the Broncs’ five.