LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University women’s soccer team defeated Saint Peter’s, 1-0, Wednesday night on Ben Cohen Field. With the win, the Broncs’ fourth-straight, Rider (7-3-2, 4-0-1 MAAC) is unbeaten through five league games for the first time in program history. Saint Peter’s slips to 3-8 (1-3-0 MAAC) with the loss.
The only scoring in the game came on a Saint Peter’s own goal in the 17th minute. Freshman Camryn Dees (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington H.S. North) served the ball into the box on a cross. A Saint Peter’s defender attempted to knock the ball aside, instead deflecting it inside the right post for the 1-0 Rider lead.
Broncs goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School) and the Rider defense compiled its fourth-straight shutout and its sixth of the year. The Peacocks’ best chance at a goal came in the 70th minute, as Fatou Doucoure put a shot from distance off the crossbar and Carbonell saved Chloe Wilkinson’s rebound in front to preserve the Rider lead.
Quotes & Notes
“It was a tough game tonight. The turf was a bit slippery and tough to play on. But we managed to find a way to score and then held on for the win.”
“(The defense) is playing well. (Carmen) really only had one save to make and somehow she kept that ball out. They’re playing well. They’re working for each other. The second half performance was much better than the first half, so that’s kind of pleasing as well.” – Rider Head Coach Drayson Hounsome
- Rider leads the all-time series with the Peacocks, 20-4-1.
- The Broncs are unbeaten in their last nine games against Saint Peter’s, having won seven-straight against Saint Peter’s prior to a 2-2 tie in the regular-season finale last year in Jersey City. The tie was the first-ever between the two programs.
- Rider is unbeaten through five MAAC games for the first time in program history. In 2016, the Broncs won their first four against league foes, before losing the fifth.
- Carbonell, Valeria Pascuet (Bunuel, Navarra, Spain/San Fermin Ikastola), Dees, Teresa Richardson (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman), Cameron Santers (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) and Niamh Cashin (Nottingham, England/All Saints Academy) each played all 90 minutes.
- Following the bye date on the MAAC’s schedule Saturday, the Broncs return to action next Wednesday, when they travel to Manhattan. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Broncs By The Numbers
- Carbonell made one save to earn her sixth shutout of the season and the 11th in her career. Prior to this season, she’d had no more than three clean sheets in a single season. Her six shutouts are tied for second-most a single season in program history with Bethany-May Howard (2014, 2016), Erin Wolleon (2001) and Jen Nichols (2012). Howard holds the program record with eight shutouts in 2015.
- Rider took an 18-6 edge in shots, including a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal.
- The Broncs took a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.