By Jeff Fasoldt
Slow start: After the first 45 minutes were over, the St. Bonaventure women found themselves down 1-0 due to a rebound goal off a corner kick that was saved. Stephanie Piperno, a Davidson senior, took the shot, and it was a rocket that sailed to the right top corner, just out of reach of the outstretched arms of Bonnies’ goaltender, Christina Sarokon, a junior.
More shots, less to show: Bonaventure outshot Davidson 5-3, but most of the Bonnies shots came from far outside the 18-yard box. Davidson would constantly line up four defenders just on the edge of the box to try and keep the Bonnies from getting the ball close to the net, and forcing them to take deep, tough shots.
Home helps: Normally, the Bonnies have been exceptional on their turf field. They came into this game with two wins and one loss in front of their home crowd. Bonaventure dropped to 2-2 at the final whistle, and they are still searching for their first win on the road at 0-3-1. At neutral sites the Bonnies have also performed well at 2-1 on the season.
Davidson with the “W”: Davidson would score another goal, the dagger, on a shot by Lauren Grace-Himes. The 2-0 lead would hold for the entire game, and the Bonnies women dropped their second straight game, as they fall to 4-6-1.
Charles will have to wait: One of the big headlines coming into this matchup was that senior Bonnie, Brittany Charles, entered the game with 24 assists in her career, and is tied with Trish Quinn (’93) for second all-time in program history for assists. With just one more Charles will take sole possession of second place (the record is 35).