October 04, 2013
SU soccer takes loss in strideDespite the idyllic, sunny weather, Susquehanna women's soccer faced stormy defeat to the Moravian Greyhounds, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.
"We are growing as a team since we first started the season. We look like a totally different team," senior goalkeeper Rachel Norbuts said. "I think we are starting to realize our potential as being competitive in the conference this year. The game against Moravian was one of the best games we played so far this season."
The Crusaders reluctantly gave up the fateful single goal to Moravian junior defender Kaylan Bruzzone in the 20th minute of the first half. The Greyhounds continued to outshoot Susquehanna, but to no avail.
Norbuts tallied up eight saves for the entire game, while the Crusader defense fought hard to keep Moravian on their toes.
Both teams had several shots on goal in the second half, but neither could make anything out of it, until the Crusaders seemingly rebounded with a goal from senior midfielder Hannah Jones. However, the point was declined after Jones was called offsides.
Despite the call, Jones continued to rally the Crusaders with two shots, followed with two more shots from senior defender and team captain, Angela Amato.
The Moravian defense managed to prevent a Crusaders recovery, and clung on to their lead for a conference victory. Regardless, the Crusaders hold high hopes for the rest of the season.
"I was so proud of our team for the way we played against Moravian," Norbuts said. "I think the teams we play the rest of the season will continue to underestimate us but that will give us all the advantage if we show up to play like we have been."
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