September 7, 2017

Bobcats Soccer Aiming at the Top of National Rankings

By B&SC Athletics Team

Bobcats Soccer Aiming at the Top of National Rankings

A pair of tough losses could have derailed the Bryant & Stratton College women’s soccer season. But the Lady Bobcats rebounded with a pair of impressive victories after dropping two-straight to start the month.

Wins over SUNY Delhi and William Smith College improved the Lady Bobcats’ record to 7-3 on the year and have them threatening to climb back into the top-five in the USCAA polls after dropping from third last week. Delhi were the unfortunate recipients of the Lady Bobcats rebound after their brief losing spell. BSC potted a pair of goals in the opening 25 minutes and added three more in the second half to topple Delhi 5-1.

Adela Racic continued her assault on the national scoring lead, scoring the opening goal of the contest and adding BSC’s fourth insurance marker in the second half. Racic is currently tied for third in the nation with 16 goals, trailing Erin Tersegno of Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by four. Kai Jacobs was the star of the day, however. Jacobs figured on every goal for the Lady Bobcats, picking up a pair of assists on Racic’s two markers and adding a hat trick of her own in the blowout.

Jacobs and Racic were at it again against William Smith as the pair each scored just 2:14 apart to stake the Lady Bobcats to a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes of the match. William Smith added a late tally in the dying minutes of the match but that is as close as they’d come thanks to Megan Hagadorn’s nine save performance. The Lady Bobcats have two more matches to climb higher in the USCAA standings as they hope to build on their current winning streak.

The Bryant & Stratton College men’s soccer team extended their win streak to five games with a 3-1 triumph over Cayuga Community College last week. The Bobcats would do all the scoring they’d need in the first half as Erickson Alves scored just 11 minutes in and Zino Zampach would pick up the game winning goal and first of two on the day.

Zampach’s second goal in the 82nd minute pushed him to seven on the season, good for the team lead. Harry Watson was terrific in goal yet again, turning away 10 of 11 Cayuga shots to keep the BSC win streak alive.

The five-straight wins haven’t done enough to vault the Bobcats over WVU Tech in the latest USCAA polls. BSC sits just two points shy of the number one spot in the nation as they prepare to face Monroe Community College tomorrow.