RIVERDALE, NY – The Rider University women’s soccer team fell at Manhattan, 3-1, Wednesday afternoon at Gaelic Park. With the loss, the Broncs’ first in six league games this season, Rider falls to 7-3-3 (4-1-1 MAAC), while the Jaspers improve to 3-10-0 (2-4-0 MAAC).
The Jaspers took the lead in the 22nd minute, as Bri DeLeo punched in the rebound of Eve Montgomery’s shot. Rider goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School) made the initial save, but DeLeo was there for the rebound score.
Still a 1-0 Manhattan lead at the half, the Jaspers added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute, as Tia Painilainen finished off assists from Alexa Chapman and Lindsey Healy. The Broncs got on the scoreboard in the 70th minute, as Hailey Russell (Riverside, NJ/Riverside) intercepted the Jaspers’ clearance of a cross into the box before finishing inside the left post to make it 2-1 Manhattan. But the Jaspers again found the back of the net in the 87th minute, as Arianna Montefusco finished in the 87th minute.
Quotes & Notes
“We are all disappointed with the outcome today. We were not good enough in the first half so need to bounce back on Saturday.” – Rider Head Coach Drayson Hounsome
- Manhattan broke a 9-9-6 deadlock in the all-time series with its 10th win against the Broncs.
- The Broncs allowed a goal for the first time since Sept. 21, a 1-1 tie against Siena.
- Rider was 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.
- The Broncs hadn’t trailed in a game since going down 1-0 in a 1-1 draw with Temple on Sept. 15, while their last loss was Sept. 8 to Columbia.
- Carbonell, Valeria Pascuet (Bunuel, Navarra, Spain/San Fermin Ikastola), Camryn Dees (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington H.S. North), Emily Curteis (Llanfyllin, Wales/Liverpool John Moores), Teresa Richardson (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman) and Cameron Santers (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) each played all 90 minutes.
- The Broncs return to action Saturday, when they play host to Fairfield. Prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff, the Broncs will honor their five-member senior class as part of Senior Day ceremonies. Curteis, Daiana Frizon David (Quilombo, Brazil/Jurema Savi Milanez [Monroe College]), Erica Ludwikowski (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport), Pascuet and Sofia Soares (Sao Paolo, Brazil/St. Nicholas) will be recognized.
Broncs By The Numbers
- Russell scored her fourth goal of the year, pulling her into a tie for the team lead with Soares and fellow freshman Makenzie Rodrigues (Seattle, WA/Forest Ridge).
- Carbonell made four saves in defeat.
- Manhattan took a 14-11 edge in shots, including a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal.
- Both teams took three corner kicks.