COBLESKILL, N.Y. - Sophomore forward Brittany Mallach (Milton, Ontario) netted her fourth hat trick in her Gallaudet University career, and the second this season, but it wasn't enough Sunday to lift the Bison over SUNY Cobleskill in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women's soccer game.
The host Fighting Tigers jumped out to an early lead and they added insurance goals in the second half en route to a 5-3 win.
Gallaudet (2-14, 1-12 NEAC) trailed 2-0 at halftime and finally got on the scoreboard three minutes into the second half. Sophomore midfielder Deltona Markel (Austin, Texas) made a nice pass to Mallach on the door step of the Fighting Tigers' goal in the 48th minute.
SUNY Cobleskill (6-10, 2-9 NEAC) quickly answered with a goal in the next minute and added a fourth in the 56th minute.
Mallach scored her seventh and eighth goals of the season, both unassisted, in the 61st and 78th minute past SUNY Cobleskill goalie Samantha Springstead (10 saves).
The Fighting Tigers were led by Morganne Dick and Kimberly Sullivan who scored twice in the victory.
GU freshman goalie Silvya Levesque (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) stopped 20 shots as she surpassed 20 saves for only the second time in her career.
- GU was outshot 30-15 and was held to just one corner kick
- Mallach led the Bison with 11 shots, nine on goal
- Levesque was one save shy of tying her career high (21)
- This is the seventh game that Levesque has reached double digits in saves
- Levesque combined to make 39 saves in two games this weekend
- Mallach leads the team in goals (eight) and points (16)
The Bison will next host Trinity Washington University (6-8) on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. as part of Homecoming Weekend. Prior to the start of the game the women's soccer program will pay tribute to its senior class on Senior Day.