Women’s soccer beats Rider 2-0

The St. John’s women’s soccer team shut out Rider and scored two goals in the process at Belson Stadium Tuesday night. The Broncs had their share of opportunities to score against the Red Storm, but they found themselves unable to cash in on their chances.

At first, Rider looked dominant on the field, maintaining possession of the ball for the majority of the first 15 minutes of play.

Coming into the game, St. John’s (4-4-1, 0-1) had only scored one goal this season at Belson Stadium.

The Red Storm, however, had other ideas. Senior midfielder Holly Ryder scored a goal on a corner kick from tri-captain Erin Henderson.

“[Ryder] would intimidate me if she was coming at me,” Lee said. “I would probably duck if I saw her coming. She goes in with full strength all the time. She has such passion for the game it’s amazing. I love watching her play.”

Freshman Brittany Cavarra replaced Jamie Beran as goalkeeper in the second half. The two shut out the Broncs by not allowing any of their 14 shots to reach the net.

Lee scored a goal late, off an assist from Ryder, in the 58th minute to put the Broncs out of the game.

“Coach was telling me to hit that ball the whole game,” Ryder said. “I love to play that ball to Natasha and she’s so quick she can beat people right down the line. I was just kind of waiting for the right opportunity and she got it.”