Wildcats Women’s Soccer Caps Off Homestand With Scoreless Draw vs. St. Bonaventure
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Wrapping up a four-game homestand, Davidson kept its clean slate intact with a scoreless draw against visiting St. Bonaventure on a very hot Sunday afternoon in women’s soccer inside Alumni Stadium.
The Wildcats, who improved to 7-3-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the A-10, went 2-0-2 during their homestand and pushed their season-best unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) with the draw. They also kept their home unbeaten streak intact at 3-0-2. The Bonnies moved to 4-6-1 overall and 0-2-1 in league play.
The unbeaten streak is Davidson’s longest since it rattled off seven straight wins during the 2007 campaign.
Comments from head coach Adam Denton
“Like all A-10 games, it was a tough battle from start to finish. I felt we were the better team throughout the game, creating numerous opportunities for ourselves. They (St Bonaventure) were playing on a counter attack and did a good job, they were difficult to break down.”
“In the second half, we started to created more and more opportunities, but we just lacked that little quality of service and had a few wrong choices at the wrong time. If we could have got one (goal), we probably would have gotten the second, but we never got that first goal.”
“A little disappointed with a tie in a game we felt we played well enough in to get something from, but having seven points through the first nine at home is great. Another clean sheet and now we go on the road for a couple tough matchups again, and we have to be ready.”
Quick Hits From the Game:
•Davidson dominated the shot count at 24-4, putting 12 of those shots on goal.
•The 24 shots were a season-high, besting its previous mark of 21 vs. VMI.
•The Wildcats had five shots in the second overtime, putting three of them on goal.
•Hailey Braemer had a good look at the 7:41 mark on a one-touch in the box off a cross and Michele Manceaux got off a good shot from the near sideline in the box with 48 ticks left in the last OT, but both shots were halted by the Bonnies keeper.
•Manceaux had a team-best four shots (three on goal), while Braemer along with four other teammates finished with three shots each.
•Between the pipes, Mary Grace Bunch tallied her fourth straight shutout with one save on the day to improve to 2-0-2.
•Her counterpart, Lauren Malcolm of SBU, ended the day with 11 saves, including those three in the second OT.
•The corner count went 6-3 to Davidson.
•Four players, Bunch, Keeley Copper, Sophia Caruso and Grace Voss, played all 110 minutes on the afternoon.
•This was Davidson’s third overtime game of the season, while its past seven shutouts have come against Georgia Southern (1-0), UNCG (3-0), UNC Asheville (2-0), VMI (0-0), Saint Joseph’s (1-0), Duquesne (2-0) and the Bonnie (0-0).
Davidson travels up to Rhode Island this coming Thursday to open the month of October (3rd) for a 7 p.m. game.