Early Goal Stands Up, Women's Soccer Win Fourth-Straight
|90:00 - 2nd||1||2||T|
|1st - 9:30||Melissa Lavere (D'Youville)|
Sh: Ashley Ruttencutter - 3
Sv: Mallory Garthwaite - 5
Melissa Lavere - 1
A: Rebecca Alvira - 1
Sh: 3 Players (#11, #19, #20 - 3)
Sv: Christina Ventresca - 1
|Shots (on goal)||5 (1)||15 (6)|
Buffalo, NY-A goal from midfielder Melissa LaVere (Clarence, NY/Williamsville East) 9:30 into the game was the only tally of the game and the D'Youville women's soccer team runs their winning streak to four and unbeaten streak to five with a 1-0 win over Franciscan University.
Rebecca Alvira (Buffalo, NY/Mount Mercy Academy) assisted on the goal. It was Alvira's second-straight game with an assist and LaVere's second-straight game with a goal.
The Spartans defense was the star tonight. Franciscan did not record a shot on goal until the 75th minute ad that was handled by goalkeeper Christina Ventresca (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) for her eighth shutout of the season.
The hard fought win keeps D'Youville in second-place in the AMCC standings, one point ahead of Pitt-Bradford. The Spartans are 5-1-1 in AMCC play, 9-4-3 overall.
Next on the schedule for D'Youville is a match at Hilbert College October 23 at 3:00 p.m.