Suffolk vs. Rivier
BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer team will take the turf at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park one last time this season as the Rams entertain Rivier in a 1:45 p.m. contest. Prior to kick-off, Suffolk will salute the playing careers of its two seniors, Caley McCaslin and Alicia Villett.
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SALTUE TO THE SENIORS
The Suffolk women's soccer class of 2016 has been instrumental to the team's growth over the past four seasons, culminating in three straight appearances GNAC post-season tournament. Suffolk finished its 2013 campaign with a 7-12-record and 6-5 in the GNAC, making the program's second appearance in the conference's championship and competing in the most contests since women's soccer began at Suffolk in 2007. Bolsted by the leadership of senior co-captains Caley McCaslin and Alicia Villett, Suffolk looks to make its sixth straight appearance in post-season play.
LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team was defeated at Curry, 4-0, Wednesday night at Walter M. Katz Field.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Six different players have logged a point for Suffolk, who is currently on a xxx-ski, this season with sophomore Jennifer Martin leading the pack with 14 points on five goals and a team-high four assists. Classmate Alexandra Nagri has scored a team-best six tallies and handed out one assist for 13 points, while Jessica Harmon and Kaitline Flores have chipped in three goals and one goal, respectively.
Kirsten Weiker has been the go-to goalie for the Rams this year, starting in all 16 games. The first-year boasts 113 saves, which lands third amongst GNAC goalies.
RADAR ON THE RAIDERS
Despite a 2-2 start to the season, Rivier has since dropped six of the last eight to sit at 3-8-1 overall and 1-7 in GNAC play. In their last outing, the Raiders battled Norwich into overtime, but fell 5-4.
Maggie Cohoon has been the offensive catalyst for Rivier this season, lead the team with 12 points off four goals and four assists. Paxton Larocque is tied for the team's top tallies with four, with the senior forward also contributing two handouts. Nicole Godschall and Cobly Creteau share the team lead with two helpers each on the year.
Laure Goodspeed has seen every minute of action in goal for the Raiders, bringing a 1.87 goals-against average and 116 saves into the Suffolk matchup.
Alexandra Nagri's career-high, three-goal game at the University of Saint Joseph's marks the first time a player in blue-and-gold recorded a hat trick since Taylor Miranda '14 had one to her credit in a 5-0 shutout over Norwich in 2013.
|WHERE WE STAND||GNAC||CONFERENCE|
Johnson & Wales
Saint Joseph's (Me.)
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Suffolk heads out on the road to conclude its regular season schedule. First the Rams will stop by Albertus Magnus Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., before visiting Mount Ida Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12 p.m.