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N.U. women's soccer blanks Colonials, 2-0

AraujoNIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS



MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – After dropping their first game of the season two nights ago, the Purple Eagles bounced back with a shutout win against the Robert Morris Colonials on Saturday afternoon.

SYNOPSIS
The dynamic duo of Kelsey Araujo and Annie Ibey each scored a goal in the same game for the second time in three games this season. Araujo, who created several chances in the first half, was rewarded with a goal in the 37th minute. She then assisted on Ibey's third goal of the season in the 54th minute to seal the victory.

MOMENTS
  • 12' – Kelsey Araujo's header from close range was saved.
  • 18' – Araujo close range shot save after through ball from Mackenzie Mix.
  • 22' – Sabrina Locas made a saved off a RMU corner.
  • 28' – Araujo shot inside the box misses far post.
  • 37' (GOAL) – Araujo finally scored after all the pressure. Veda Hensel played a long ball from midfield to Araujo who collected the ball in the box and her shot beat the keeper for the game's opening goal.
  • 41' – Ibey shot at the top of the box narrowly misses.
  • 52' – Ibey had another effort on goal saved
  • 54' (GOAL) – Lauren Testa stole the ball at midfield and played Araujo down the right side. Her cross into the box was volleyed home by Ibey.  
  • 66' – Ashley LoFranco' long range effort forced a save.
  • 71' – Florence Vaillancourt rounded the keeper in the box but misses the net.
 
EAGLE'S EYE ON…
  • Kelsey Araujo had a game-high three points and eight shots.
  • Annie Ibey has scored a goal in five of the last six games, including in all three games this season.
  • Sabrina Locas made five saves en route to her first shutout of the season.
 
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • Niagara improved to 18-4-1 all-time against Robert Morris.
  • The Purple Eagles outshot the Colonials, 18-10.
 
UP NEXT
  • The Purple Eagles wrap up their three-game road trip against Saint Francis (PA) on Thursday, September 5 at 3 p.m.
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