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Women's Soccer Back on Track with Shutout of Medaille

Buffalo, NY (10/5/11)-Women's soccer won their first conference match of the season with a 5-0 shutout of Medaille College. The Spartans broke the game open in the first half with three goals in a span of 3:49.

Stephanie Lozzi (Youngstown, NY/Lewiston-Porter) opened the game with a breakaway goal in the 24th minute. Danielle Gehen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) then scored twice in 1:47. Abby Blakely (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) scored her first career goal in the 33rd minute, and Gabrielle Kopasz (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) closed the scoring in the 66th minute. Samantha Giebner (Sicklerville, NJ/Winslow Township) had two assists.

Before the first-half goal binge by the Spartans, the team was being outshot 5-1 and goalkeeper Christina Ventresca (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) made some key saves. The sophomore turned back nine shots to record her first shutout of the season and second of her career.

In the men's game, goalkeeper Matt Smith (Bergen, NY/Byron-Bergen) made nine saves in the Spartan's 4-0 loss to Medaille.

The next date for D'Youville soccer is October 8th at Pitt-Greensburg.