PC Women’s Soccer Scores Late To Knock Off Bryant, Improves To 3-0

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College women’s soccer team defeated in-state rival Bryant, 1-0, on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Ray Treacy Track and Field Complex in Providence, R.I. The Friars improved to 3-0-0, while the Bulldogs fell to 0-3-0.

The first half ended scoreless. The Friars led in shots (11-1), as well as corner kicks (2-1). Of Providence’s 11 shots, senior Catherine Zimmerman (Madison, N.J.) took seven of them.

The Friars found the back of the net in the second half at the 79:40 mark. Junior Rachel Ugolik (Hamden, Conn.) took a corner kick that was sent to junior Hannah Wear (South Salem, N.Y.). Wear’s bump was sent off of sophomore Juliana Pellegrini’s (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) head to senior Kathryn Hiller (Dartmouth, Mass.) who registered the goal. It was Hiller’s first goal of the season.

In net for the Friars, was junior Kristyn Shea (Piscataway, N.J.) who recorded her second shutout of the season. In three games, she owns a 0.33 goals-against average. In net for the Bulldogs was Kaylan Conrad, who recorded six saves.

“Wins at this level don’t come easy and we worked hard for this one,” Head Coach Sam Lopes said. “It is very difficult to play against teams that defend very deep, with all ten players behind the ball, but we found a way. All credit to the group. Our sport doesn’t always make sense, but we made enough plays to win the match. We will enjoy it, but learn from it too so we can continue to grow this season.”

The Friars will return to action at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30 for a road game against Cincinnati.