LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology scored once in each half to defeat the Rider University women’s soccer team, 2-0, Sunday evening on Ben Cohen Field. With the loss, the Broncs’ first of the year, Rider is now 2-1-1. The Highlanders improved to 4-1-1 with the victory.
In the 31st minute, the Highlanders got a Lizzy Wolfe tally. Arianna Gerber crossed from the left corner and Wolfe shot inside the near, left post for the 1-0 lead.
In the 65th minute, Siani Magruder’s corner found Emily Heckman, again at the near, left post for the score from close range.
Quotes and Notes
“I thought for the first 30 minutes, we were good. I thought we were the better team. We didn’t score in that time. I thought for the first 10 minutes of the second half, we were the better team, but we didn’t score. So, for about 40 minutes, I thought we were better. For the rest of the game, they were better and they scored two goals in that time. That’s sometimes how the games go – swings and roundabouts. We didn’t take our chances, they capitalized on a couple of mistakes. We could’ve responded better, but with a young team, it’s early in the season and we’ll learn how to respond better in those situations.” - Rider Head Coach Drayson Hounsome
“I think this is the first game that we didn’t bring the high energy that we’ve brought to the last games. There wasn’t the 100 percent work effort from everybody and that’s going to lose us games. We weren’t determined. We didn’t have the desire today. I think that they’re a good team. They’re physical. A lot of teams like this are going to be in the MAAC.” – Rider Senior Kourtney Cunningham
- NJIT’s win closes the Broncs’ lead in the all-time series to 6-4-0. The Highlanders have now won two straight.
- Rider has now conceded the first goal of the game in all four this season. Tonight’s game was the first time Rider couldn’t find the equalizer.
- Ellie May (Dronfield, England/Dronfield Henry Fanshawe) made her Rider debut off the bench.
Broncs By The Numbers
- Sophomore goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School) made seven saves in defeat, her fourth-straight game with at least seven saves to begin the season.
- After shots were an even 5-5 in the first half, NJIT enjoyed a 12-7 advantage in the second. The Highlanders took a 9-4 edge in shots on goal in the game.
- NJIT also enjoyed a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.