WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's soccer team saw its three-game win streak end Saturday afternoon at Hotchkiss Field as Penn College shut out the Bison, 6-0, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) match.
The Bison (3-3, 1-1 NEAC) were forced to play back on defense for the majority of the game as the Wildcats (4-0, 2-0 NEAC) poured on the shots. The Bison had a handful of opportunities throughout the match but came up empty-handed. In the end, Gallaudet's defense wore down and was exhausted by the conclusion of the match.
Penn College's first-half goals were aided by nice assists as the visitors found the back of the net in the 17th and 38th minutes. The Wildcats took a 2-0 edge into halftime.
The game changed during a span of one minute and 35 seconds as Penn College scored three goals, the last two coming off the foot of Tiffany Brown, just six minutes into the second half. The Wildcats added an insurance goal in the 68th minute when Emily Bell's slow rolling shot got by GU's goalie.
Penn College outshot Gallaudet 22-9 as the Wildcats recorded 11 shots in each half.
Sophomore midfielder Sabrina Hernandez (Ashland, Va.) led the Bison with three shots (one shot on goal). Senior forward Brittany Mallach (Milton, Ontario) looked to put the Bison on the board in the 36th minute but got turned away by Penn College's goalie Taylor Gonzales (three saves).
Brown led Penn College with two goals and one assist while teammate Erica Gallagher scored one goal and passed out two assists.
- Junior goalie Silvya Levesque (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) made six saves
- Freshman midfielder Kayla Marie Chiofilo (Stoneham, Mass.) added one shot on goal
- Senior midfielder Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) tallied two shots (one shot on goal)
- This is the second time GU has lost 6-0 this season
GU will close out its five-game homestand on Wednesday night (Sept. 19) under the lights at Hotchkiss Field against Penn St.-Abington (1-3-1, 0-2 NEAC) at 5 p.m.