By JULIAN BELL
(TEANECK) – Although the women’s soccer team outshot the La Salle Explorers 12-4, they came up empty in a home game on September 3, losing 1-0. FDU fell to 2-4, while La Salle improved to 4-1-1.
A shot by FDU senior mid elder Jessi Reinhardt opened up the action in the first period, which was
blocked by La Salle senior goalie Larisa Zambelli. The Explorers came right back, when junior mid elder Julia Rufe put up a shot that was high early on in the first.
Lasalle’s defense helped seal their victory with three saves, while FDU only had one. The Knights continued taking shots on the goal throughout the first period, but to no avail. They came close at the end of the period with a shot from freshman
forward Alyssa Caggiano. Sophomore forward Meghan Griffin followed suit and went after the goal with under a minute left. Both saves were made by Lasalle senior goalie Larisa Zambelli.
The Knights looked for another opening. FDU freshman mid elder So a Albertsson took a shot to start o the second, which missed wide right. Albertsson finished with two shots on the afternoon.
Instead, the Explorers scored when junior forward Maci Bower made the first goal of the game o an assist from teammate Madison Bower 61 minutes into the match. Maci Bower went a perfect 1-0 with her only shot being a goal.
The Explorers held off the Knights for the rest of the contest. FDU desperately tried to make it a tie game, but each shot missed its target. The last attempt on the goal was by junior defender Julia
Shea, which was blocked with two minutes remaining. La Salle came away with a 1-0 victory.
Reinhardt and Griffin each finished with three shots with one on the goal. Caggiano came away with one shot on the goal.