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GU keeps it close against Chargers in night game

Gallaudet women's soccer player Hannah Neild runs by a Lancaster Bible defender during a night game at Gallaudet.

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's soccer team lost to Lancaster Bible College, 2-0, Wednesday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game under the lights at Hotchkiss Field.

Gallaudet (2-5, 0-3 NEAC) kept things close against Lancaster Bible (5-4, 2-1 NEAC), who defeated the Bison 7-0 last season.

The visiting Chargers got on the scoreboard in the 16th minute when Maggie Arnold lifted a shot over a sliding Payton DeGraw (Salt Lake City, Utah) and into the Bison goal. Arnold was assisted on the play by Maddy Miller.

GU had a scoring opportunity 10 minutes later, when sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) lifted a high pass from the left corner of the field towards the net. The high-arcing pass went over the head of Charger goalie Rheeana Miles (three saves) and junior Sharon Castillo (Dallas, Texas) and a LBC defender ran towards the ball and empty net. Lancaster Bible's defender Julia Hultstrand was able to get a foot on the ball and clear it out before Castillo could knock it into the empty net.

The two teams went into halftime with the Chargers leading 1-0.

In the second half, Lancaster Bible scored a second goal Jackie Moore scored off a loose rebound in front of the net. DeGraw made one of her 11 saves on Moore's first shot but couldn't hold onto the ball as Moore knocked home the rebound.

BISON TRACKS

  • Neild led the Bison with four shots (one on goal)
  • Gallaudet was outshot 25-6
  • Things were close in the first half as the Chargers held an 8-5 advantage in shots
  • GU had two corner kicks to LBC's four
  • LBC played 22 players in the game

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will travel to Penn St.-Harrisburg (5-4, 3-0 NEAC) on Saturday, Sept. 28, for a 2 p.m. conference game to close out the month of September.