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September 26, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Sports

Women’s Soccer: Bombers cap off strong regular season

The women’s soccer team beat visiting Rochester Institute of Technology 3-2 in its last regular season game on Saturday.

The team wasted no time in taking the lead, as junior forward Julie Winn dished to sophomore midfielder Amanda Callanan to put in the game’s first goal at the two minute mark.

Callanan said the team needs to continue to build off their success to bring in more wins.

“As a team we need to continue focusing on us and how we can improve to find success”, she said.

The duo of Winn and Callanan would come up big again in the 18th minute when Callanan fed the ball to Winn, who scored and put the Bombers up 2-0.

Winn said opening up play on the field allowed the team to generate scoring chances.

“We were able to move the ball around the field and switch the point of attack to get the best opportunity at scoring,” she said.

Senior back Andi Roach scored her second goal of the season in the 22nd minute to put the Blue and Gold up 3-0 going into halftime.

The Tigers would rally in the second half, putting in goals in the 64th and 84th minute to cut the lead to one.

Junior forward Rachael Palladino said maintaining the lead kept the South Hill squad on track.

“We possessed and passed the ball well today, and whenever we do that we get many chances offensively,” she said.

The Bombers finished the regular season with an overall record of 11–2–3 and will play as the third seed in the Empire 8 Conference Tournament in Hoboken, N.J. The team begins its run at a conference title with a game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Nazareth College in Hoboken, N.J.