Women’s soccer shuts out Bryant

Andrew Spero

The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team earned a 1-0 win on the road Friday, defeating Bryant and improving their postseason chances.

The conference win keeps Quinnipiac alive in Northeast Conference playoff contention. The Bobcats currently stand in control of their playoff destiny with only two NEC games remaining.

Sophomore midfielder Jillian Strassner provided Quinnipiac with the only offense they needed Friday afternoon with a 61st minute goal. The play was started by senior Megan McLoughlin, who picked up her second assist of the year on Strassner’s game winning goal.

“We kept a clean sheet in the first half, which was important,” Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke said. “In the second half, we played as well as we’ve played all year. We scored a great goal, Meagan to Jill, and definitely deserved the win.”

The Bobcats managed to outshoot the Bulldogs by a margin of 16-11.

Bobcat junior goaltender Jillian Kelley recorded five saves in the afternoon and earned her fourth shutout of the season. Her counterpart, Kelsi Jacob managed to stop seven of the eight shots sent her way.

The Bobcats (5-7-3, 3-2-3 NEC) traveled to Cambridge, Mass. on Monday night and suffered a 1-0 double overtime defeat to Harvard (7-6-1).

The Bobcats will conclude their regular season this weekend hosting Sacred Heart on Friday and Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday.