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Women’s Soccer Defeats Richmond

by | Mar 11, 2021

Katherine “Kat” Smith makes the throw in for the ‘Cats. [photo from last season]

Fresh off a win in its Atlantic 10 Conference opener, the Davidson women’s soccer team hosted Richmond Thursday night in Alumni Stadium.¬†It was the teams’ first meeting since 2018.

The Wildcats won the game 2-0, scoring both goals in the second half of the game. Sophia Caruso netted the first goal for the ‘Cats at the 77:23 mark in the game. It was her first goal. The Wildcats’ second goal came at the 82:45 mark. Alexandra Menard scored the goal, and the assist went to Hailey Braemer.

“We’re coming off a really positive performance against George Mason on Sunday,” said head coach Adam Denton. “Richmond’s a very good team, like all the teams in the A-10. They’re athletic, dynamic and have a lot of threats.”

The Wildcats entered Thursday night’s match 3-1-1 after Sunday’s 3-1 win over George Mason, the program’s first-ever victory against the Patriots. Kendall Bushick scored two goals, while Hailey Braemer had two assists. Hannah Casey’s header 4:04 into the match gave the Wildcats the lead they never lost, and Bushick’s second goal, off a Katherine Smith assist, put the game away with 4:42 to play.

Richmond, meanwhile, is 0-1 following a 1-0 double-overtime loss to George Washington on Sunday. After 104 minutes of play, the Colonials emerged with a Natalie Silberman goal.

The Wildcats and Spiders join George Mason, George Washington and VCU in the A-10 South this season, with each team meeting the others twice in an eight-game slate.

“We have a very strong pod, with those five teams,” said Denton. “We know every game is going to be a battle and pose different challenges. Our players are looking forward to this challenge.”

Richmond won the teams’ last meeting, earning a 2-1 victory on Oct. 21, 2018. The Wildcats avenged that loss Thursday.

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