EYEING ONE MORE: Women’s soccer one win away from perfect regular season

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Just when it looked like Gannon’s hopes of finishing the regular season with a perfect mark were slipping away, senior leader Mani Brueckner saved the day — naturally.

For the 16th time this season, Brueckner found the net, giving No. 1 – ranked Gannon (17-0 overall, 15-0 PSAC) a 1-0 win over host California (Pa.) (8-6-3, 7-5-3) Tuesday.

In the waning minutes of the match, Amanda Gallant found Brueckner, firing her shot to the bottom right of the net from in close, to lift Gannon in the 77th minute.

Gannon outshot Cal 11-2, as Vulcan keeper Meghan Jayes recorded five saves.

The win marks the first time any PSAC team has won 17 consecutive matches.

The Knights are now one win away from finishing the regular season with a perfect record.

Gannon puts that record on the line Friday when it travels to East Stroudsburg.

The Knights have wrapped up home-field advantage for the quarterfinal round of the PSAC Tournament.

Gannon’s opponent is to be determined.

The Knights are the only team left in any level of the NCAA without a loss or tie.

 

NSCAA Divsion II Coaches’ Poll

  1. Gannon
  2. Grand Valley State
  3. Angelo State
  4. Bridgeport
  5. West. Wash.
  6. Minn. St.-Mankato
  7. Barry
  8. Columbus State 9.        Sonoma State
  9. Central Missouri

 

 

DOMINIC SANSONE

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