Suffolk at Simmons
BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer team caps off a four-game road stretch Saturday, Oct. 1 when the Rams travel to Simmons' Daly Field for an 11 a.m. GNAC contest.
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LAST TIME OUT
Six second half goals broke a 1-1 tie and propelled Johnson & Wales past the Suffolk women's soccer team, 7-1, Wednesday night.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
A three-game skid has pushed Suffolk's record to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in conference competition. The Rams' have been outscored 15-1 in the last three games.
Jennifer Martin and Alexandra Nagri have each scored a team-best seven goals this season with Nagri leading the team in points with 15 thanks to one handout. The juniors are the only Rams in double digit points and are tied for third in the conference in goals.
Kirsten Weiker has played and started seven games in net for the Rams. The sophomore is 3-4 on the season with 59 saves and a 2.37 goals-against average.
SOMETHING 'BOUT THE SHARKS
Simmons enters Saturday coming off a strong 3-0 shutout over Emmanuel Wednesday, Sept. 28, which moved the Sharks to 3-5-1 on the season and 2-2 in GNAC play.
Rachel Gilbert leads the Sharks in goals (3) while Kashka Gammon is also a dangerous offensive option for Simons with a team-best eight points on two tallies and four handouts.
Simmon's goalkeepers have only conceded 14 goals through nine games. Casey Halle has started all of the Sharks' contests in net and the junior keeper owns 49 saves (.817) and has allowed 11 goals.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Suffolk/Simmons series dates back to the Rams first season, 2007. The blue and gold trails the Sharks, 3-5-1, all-time. Simmons has shutout Suffolk the last two years.
All four of the Rams' victories this season are shutouts. The four cleansheets in one year are the most since matching that number in 2013.
In the 9-0 victory Wednesday night at Wheelock, Suffolk poured in the most goals (9) since scoring 12 in a 12-0 shutout win over Anna Maria Oct. 24, 2012. The nine tallies are the fourth most goals all-time in the program's 10-year history, with the Rams' tallying nine goals on two other occasions, both 9-0 wins – Oct. 14, 2009 vs. Mass. Maritime and Oct. 13, 2010 vs. Newbury.
Jennifer Martin, who is the first Ram with a multi-goal game since Alexandra Nagri netted two in the season finale last season at Mount Ida, racked up four tallies in the 9-0 triumph at Wheelock Wednesday. Her offensive outpour, she ties the fourth-most goals in a single-game by a Ram and is the most goals by a Ram since Leslie Hayden and Lauren Cameron netted five and four, respectively at Anna Maria Oct. 10, 2011. The junior is also the first Ram to net a hat trick since Nagri did so in a 4-3 win at St. Joseph (Conn.) Sept. 19, 2015.
For the second straight year, Suffolk Athletics invites all members of Ram Nation to East Boston Memorial Park for a double feature soccer contest and #RamsFanFest Saturday, Oct. 15.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation 17 live broadcasts of Suffolk soccer games this season.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to kick-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk returns home Wednesday, Oct. 5 for a mid-week matchup against Saint Joseph's (Maine). The GNAC showdown is set to start at 7 p.m.