SOMERSET, N.J. – Gallaudet University's women's soccer team fell to College of St. Elizabeth, 4-1, Saturday afternoon on the road in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest.
The Bison (2-10, 1-6 NEAC) were unable to maintain their momentum from Thursday's win over Wilson College as they allowed four straight goals to open the game.
The day belonged to Screaming Eagle's captain and senior defender Kelly O'Dell who found the back of the goal four times in the contest. She opened the scoring in the 35th minute with a finish low to the right side of senior Bison goalkeeper Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.), who stopped eight shots in the game. O'Dell put St. Elizabeth (4-7-1, 3-4 NEAC) up 2-0 just before the half with a shot to the far post off a long left side dribble in the 42nd minute.
The second half was more of the same, as O'Dell headed in a deflected corner kick in the 59th minute before scoring her team's final goal with a shot to the left side eight minutes later. GU's comeback bid was unsuccessful as time was not on its side as the Bison scored their only goal with two minutes left in regulation. Freshman midfielder Sofia Lindevall (Stockholm, Sweden) finished a crisp cross in the center of the box from freshman forward Jessica Nortey (Accra, Ghana) for Gallaudet's lone score in the 88th minute.
GU will look to bounce back on the road on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m., as the Bison travel to Lancaster Bible College for a conference game.