WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women's soccer team won its second game of the season against North East Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival College of St. Elizabeth, 9-0, on Sunday afternoon at Hotchkiss Field. The Bison (2-5, 1-1 NEAC) scored eight unassisted goals on the Eagles (0-5, 0-1 NEAC) and two Bison players, sophomore Anastasia Murray (Raleigh, N.C.) and freshman Brittany Mallach (Milton, Ontario) both recorded hat tricks.
Mallach scored all three of her goals in the first half, her first just 1:11 into the game. Murray scored two goals in the first and her third with less then four minutes left in the game. Three other players added to the Bison score, junior Abigail Courtemanche (Southbridge, Mass.) scored her second goal of the season but collided with the goalie Mariah Lavornia (six saves). Senior Megan Calik (Conyers, Ga.) scored her first goal of the season on a free kick from 25 yards out, which hit off the crossbar and ricocheted into the net. Sophomore Stephanie Bettencourt (Mississauga, Ontario) also scored her second goal of the season, assisted by Danielle Davidson (Ramsey, Minn.), on a fast break.
- Senior goalie Jennifer Livengood (Jacksonville, Fla.) made two saves on four shots.
- This is Livengood's third shutout, her first was when the Bison beat St. Elizabeth 8-0 on Oct. 5, 2013, and in their next game against Trinity Washington (2-0) on Oct. 9, 2013
- Mallach has a total of seven goals for the season, all goals coming against Valley Forge (four goals) and St. Elizabeth (three goals)
- Mallach leads the team with 16 points
- Murray is second on the team with eight points and four goals
- GU is 5-1 all-time vs. St. Elizabeth
- The Bison have outscored the Eagles, 36-6, in six meetings
- Gallaudet has three shutouts against St. Elizabeth
"After a tough loss against Penn College, we refocused today and earned a shutout. This speaks volumes about our coordinated defense, which earned today's win with the support of our offensive players who all played a hand in our goals today. We look forward to our next conference game at home under the lights on Saturday evening." - Liza Offreda, Gallaudet women's soccer head coach
The Bison will make the short trip to Arlington, Va., this week to Marymount (Va.) University on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m.