BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer team makes its last push for a spot in the GNAC postseason tournament Saturday, Oct. 22 at Rivier. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team saw its five-game win streak come to a screeching halt Wednesday night as the Rams fell 7-0 at Albertus Magnus at Celentano Field.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Currently the Rams are in seventh-place in the GNAC standings with a 5-5 league ledger and an overall record of 9-8.
Alexandra Nagri has been the main ingredient in Suffolk's success this season. The junior's offensive spark of 17 goals and 38 points not only lead the squad, but the conference. Her classmate counterpart, Jennifer Martin, is also among the conference best, scoring 13 goals and notching 27 points, which both rank fourth in the league. When it comes to handouts Erika Nelson proves to be the most successful Ram with a team-best sixth, which is tied for second in the conference.
Kirsten Weiker, the reigning GNAC Corvias Goalie of the Week, is 7-5-0 between the pipes with five shutouts. The sophomore keeper has 82 saves and an 1.89 goals-against average.
RADAR ON THE RAIDERS
Rivier enters Saturday in ninth place in the GNAC standings after a 2-0 shutout over Norwich improved the Raiders to 4-8-2 on the season and 3-7 against conference competition.
Maggie Cohoon has been the offensive catalyst for Rivier this season as the senior forward leads the team with 18 points off nine goals. Megan Caron has also contributed double figures points thanks to a team-best four handouts and five tallies.
Lauren Goodspeed has seen every minute of action in goal for the Raiders, bringing a 2.42 goals-against average and 119 saves into the Suffolk matchup.
Suffolk strung together its fifth straight win Oct. 17, marking the longest streak for the Rams since stringing nine victories together from Sept. 28 – Oct. 6, 2010.
HATS OFF, AGAIN
Alexandra Nagri notched her third collegiate hat trick against Pine Manor Oct. 17 and second of the season. She is the first Ram to net three goals in two outings over one year since Leslie Hayden netted three hat tricks in 2011.
Nagri and Jennifer Martin have each accomplished the three-goal game feat this season.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Rams wrapped up their home slate, 6-2, the best percentage at home since a 6-2-1 ledger on the friendly confines of Suffolk's turf in 2011. The six victories tie a program best and were achieved by the Rams for the third time in the program's 10-year history.
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.
Suffolk's 10th regular season comes to a close at Massachusetts Maritime Tuesday, Oct. 25. The non-conference contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.