BALTIMORE, Md. – The Bryn Athyn College women's soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 advantage and then hung on to pick up a 4-2 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) victory over the College of Notre Dame (Md.) Saturday afternoon on Alumnae Field.
Bryn Athyn evened its overall record at 4-4-1, while improving to 2-1-0 in the CSAC. Notre Dame drops to 5-4-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the conference.
Shelby Puccio needed just 1:26 to get the Lions on the board, assisted by Jissed Rosero Alegria, with her sixth goal of the season. The score remained 1-0 until 1:09 before halftime when Bryn Athyn's leading scorer Tori Titano doubled the advantage with her ninth goal.
The Lions' momentum carried over to the early stages of the second half as Ashley Rivera took advantage of a Gator foul inside the penalty area by converting a penalty kick to make it a 3-0 game at the 46:15.
Then, the host Gators put a huge scare into the Lions, scoring twice in a 98-second span to close the gap to 3-2 with 34:12 left in the contest. Loren Pardoe broke up the shutout at 54:10 and Meghan Conner netted her 10th goal of the year at 55:48.
Titano allowed the Lions to breathe easy as she extended the lead back to two with 9:58 remaining. Titano and Conner are tied for the conference lead with 10 goals each.
Bryn Athyn keeper Allie Warren made five saves, four in the first half, to earn the victory and go to 4-3-1. Notre Dame's Trinity Preiffer had four saves in a losing effort.
The Lions owned a 14-9 shot advantage.
Bryn Athyn is back in action on General Ronald K. Nelson Field on Wednesday, Oct. 10 to take on Centenary (N.J.) at 4 p.m.