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Davidson Women’s Soccer Falls Short Against Dayton

by | Oct 8, 2018 | Sports

Dayton’s goalie (in black) tries unsuccessfully to get back to stop the shot from Davidson’s Michele Manceaux. Davidson’s Cameron France drew the goalie out of position and then passed the ball to Manceaux.


DAVIDSON, N.C.Michele Manceaux scored her second goal in as many games, but it was not enough as Davidson dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to visiting Dayton Sunday afternoon in Atlantic 10 women’s soccer inside Alumni Stadium.

Davidson fell to 2-11 overall and 0-6 in A-10 play, while the Flyers evened their overall mark at 6-6-2 and improved to 2-3-1 in league play. Dayton scored two first-half goals, with the game-winner coming in the 33rd minute.

Davidson’s Michele Manceaux celebrates with Cameron France after the duo teamed up to score against Dayton. France drew the goalie out of position and then passed the ball to Manceaux, who had a direct shot on goal. Wildcats Natalie Connell (5) and Seeley Yoo (18) rush to join the celebration.

Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was the sixth meeting all-time dating back to 2014 between both schools women’s soccer programs.
•Dayton has won all six meetings now to lead 6-0.
•The Flyers started the scoring at the 7:32 mark off a header from Jordan Pauley on a corner kick.
•Later at the 32:36 mark, Dayton made it 2-0 when Kara Camarco crossed in a ball and Micayla Livingston finished it off for her fifth goal of the season.
•Davidson cut the deficit in half shortly after halftime when Manceaux one-touched in a Cameron France pass in the box for her third score of the season.
•The assist was Frances’ first of the season and her fifth point of the year.
•The Wildcats had some chances a few minutes later, getting off three shots in a five-minute stretch.
•France nearly tied things up in the 82nd minute when she had a shot directly in front of the net only to see the ball go high.
•Davidson won the shot battle, 12-11, while Dayton had a 6-4 edge on corner kicks.
•Starting in goal for the 10th start game, Sarah L’Hommedieu came up with three saves.
Emma Nguyen had a team-best four shots, three of them on goal.

Comments from head coach Adam Denton
“Great effort again from the players today. We were unfortunate to find ourselves down early, but we battled well and created chances to win the game. It was a very even contest between both teams. We have to keep building and believing in the remaining games to get some victories that are performances warrant.”

Next Up:
The Wildcats remain at home when they host UMass this coming Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
7:32      UD       Jordan Pauley (Izzy Greene)
32:36    UD       Micayla Livingston (Kara Camarco)
49:33    DAV      Michele Manceaux (3) (Cameron France)

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