In front of a large crowd at the new Gonzaga Soccer Field, the women's soccer team secured a 1-0 victory against the University of Montana. The game was played in picture perfect conditions, and a large number of students came to enjoy the beautiful day and support the ladies. With the win, the Bulldogs improved their record to 4-2-0, while the Lady Grizzlies fell to 1-5-0.
It sure seems that the girls enjoy this new Gonzaga Soccer Field, as they came out and put on an impressive offensive display. In the first half, GU held control of the ball and attacked the goal on numerous occasions. All that was missing was their ability to finish in front of the net. Although they were able to outshoot the University of Montana 6-1, the Lady Zags had nothing to show for it, as the score was 0-0 at the half.
The second half began the way the first half ended, as the ladies continued to search for the elusive opening goal. Their patience paid off, as the deadlock was finally ended, when the Lady Zags found the net in the 72nd minute. Sarah Rhodes finished a beautiful pass from Christi D'Agostino, when she ripped a shot from fifteen yards out. While the goalie for the Lady Grizzlies was able to get a fingertip to the ball, she was not able to keep the strong shot from getting into the net. The goal marked the first of Sarah Rhodes' career, while it was the first assist of the season for D'Agostino. This was the only goal the Bulldogs would need, as Lauren Ames continued her great play in the net, and was able to record her third shutout of the season.
With the 1-0 win, the Lady Zags continue to build on their impressive start to the season. It seems that the team is clicking on all cylinders, and the play on the defensive end has been excellent. On Sunday afternoon, the ladies will finish off their four-game homestand, when they host the University of Wyoming. It should be another beautiful afternoon at the Gonzaga Soccer Field, and TKR would like to encourage everyone to support the women's soccer team, when they take the field at 1:00 PM.
Here are some pics from the game...