WASHINGTON - As rain fell here on Hoy Field on Saturday afternoon, the Gallaudet University women's soccer team fell to Keuka College, 9-1, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.
The Wolves (5-3, 4-1 NEAC) were led by freshman forward Emily McGuigan who dominated the pitch with seven goals.
The Bison (2-6, 1-5 NEAC) were able to keep the Wolves contained for the first 28 minutes of the game. However, once McGuigan got going for Keuka she was unable to be contained, scoring four goals in the first half alone.
At the half, the Wolves were on top 5-0.
The Bison found life early in the second half when sophomore forward Brittany Mallach (Milton, Ontario) was able to get by the Wolves central defense and blast a shot past Keuka goalkeeper Talia Cruz in the 52nd minute.
Moments later, in the 54th minute, McGuigan responded for the Wolves with her fifth goal of the game.
For the rest of the game, the Wolves were able maintain pressure and keep the ball in Gallaudet's half resulting in three more goals for the Wolves.
Gallaudet freshman goalkeeper Silvya Levesque (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) made seven saves in the loss.
- Senior forward Abby Courtemanche (Southbridge, Mass.) made her first start of the 2016 season for the Bison.
- The Bison were held to one shot on goal by the Wolves defense.
The Bison return to the pitch tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 2) at noon when they faceoff against Wells College in a NEAC game at Hotchkiss Field.