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NYU Bests Ramapo 4-1 at Home

NYU Bests Ramapo 4-1 at Home

From NYU Athletics

The New York University women's soccer team defeated Ramapo College 4-1 on Wednesday night, September 17, at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, NY.

The Violets (3-3) and Roadrunners (1-3-2) were locked in a scoreless battle until the 23rd minute when NYU struck first. The Violets then rattled off three more goals to take a 4-0 lead heading into the half. Despite a late goal in the second half by Ramapo, the home team was able to come away with its third win of the year.

"We've been working on attacking a lot this week, so we're excited to see a lot of those things come together," NYU Head Coach Michele Canning said. "It's nice to get a lot of people game experience as well, because everyone works really hard at practice and it's good to be able to reward people."

HIGHLIGHTS:

Stephanie Ho kicked off the scoring effort for NYU, notching her first-career goal in the 23rd minute. The goal, assisted by Cami Crawford, came off a scramble in front of the Ramapo net immediately following a corner kick by Crawford.

Melissa Menta broke through for her first goal of the season next, putting in a solid individual effort for the score in the 39th minute. The junior forward took the ball by herself at the top of the box and proceeded to take it down into the box up to the near post and put it past the keeper.

Claire Shanahan scored next for the Violets, again off a mad-scramble in front of the Roadrunner net after a corner kick by NYU. The senior co-captain notched her first goal of the season, assisted by Amy Elgin, in the 41st minute.

Ashley Cardounel capped off the scoring for the Violets in the 44th minute. The sophomore midfielder found herself taking a penalty kick for NYU after a Roadrunner defender was called for a handball and red card in the box. Cardounel successfully converted on the penalty for her second goal of the season.

"I think it was important that we were able to keep scoring and keep the momentum going because we've been playing really well in the offensive zone all season but not finishing," Canning said. "Everything just finally clicked and we were able to get the goals."