Women’s Soccer Defeats Richmond
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.