KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Soccer team lost their home opener on Sunday to the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford by the score of 4-0 at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Keuka College (1-3, 0-0 NEAC) got four saves from goalkeeper Adriana Gunkel and three more from Sarah Honan. Jessie Hammers and Kelsey Maurer led the offensive effort with a pair of shots on goal each.
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford 4 vs. Keuka College 0
Pitt-Bradford struck first on Sunday, taking the lead in the fourth minute. Off of a corner kick, the ball got into the six yard box and volleyed into the goal for the 1-0 lead. The two teams settled into the game following the opening goal. The Wolves continued to build their offense with multiple attempts on goal. Keuka's best chance came in the 35th minute as a corner kick got loose in the box. The attempt was made by a scrambling keeper to maintain the lead. Minutes later, a cross by the Panthers was headed home for the 2-0 lead.
In the opening minutes of the second half, the Panthers extended their lead to 3-0 on a penalty kick. The Wolves attempted to get back in the game with a consistent offensive attack for the remaining 40 minute. However, their pass attempts were not connecting behind the Bradford defense. The Wolves best attempt came in the 74th minute as Jessie Hammers took a free kick from 27 yards out on the left side. The ball got around the wall and curled toward s the near post, but it was handled by the goalkeeper. Minutes later, Kelsey Maurer got open in the box, but her shot was saved by a diving effort by the Panthers' keeper. Pitt.-Bradford added a late goal as they continued onto the 4-0 victory.
- Pitt.-Bradford has won the last two meetings with Keuka College, but the Wolves still hold the series advantage at 3-2
- The first time that Keuka College and Pitt.-Bradford faced each other in 1995, Keuka College scored a school record 17 goals in the win. It still stands as the most goals Keuka has scored in a game in program history
Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves will remain at home at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex for their next game. Keuka College will host Alfred University at 7pm on Wednesday, September 13. The Wolves fell to the Saxons last season on the road. The overall series stands at 6-5-4 in favor of Alfred University.