By Kyle Kern, Co-Editor in Chief
The Susquehanna women’s soccer team faced Elizabethtown on Oct. 21 and secured a second-place spot in the Landmark Conference with a 1-0 win. The lone score of the entire game came at the feet of senior forward Alyssa Bolger in the second half.
The win means that the River Hawks will be hosting the Landmark Conference Tournament the week after their game against Moravian. It will be the first time for Susquehanna to host the women’s soccer tournament. They will host Catholic University in the conference-semifinal match on Nov .1.
Both teams were scoreless in the first half, until early in the second half. The River Hawk’s were awarded a free kick, which was taken by freshmen defender Colbie Cummings.
Cummings kick was received by junior forward Emily Sullivan, who promptly kicked the ball towards Bolger, who was able to one touch the ball and put it past the goalie for the lone score of the game two minutes into the second half. Cummings and Sullivan each recorded an assist for the score. Bolger had the most shots on the River Hawks as well with four.
Both teams were almost similar with fouls as Susquehanna had eight and Elizabethtown reached seven. The River Hawks were out-shot by Elizabethtown in the first half (4-1) however, in the second half the River Hawks held a 7-3 shot lead. Senior goal-keeper Jennifer Thorsheim had her fourth shut-out game as she held the Elizabethtown Blue Jays scoreless and had four saves throughout the game.
Bolger was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row for her contribution to the River Hawk’s win. The lone score was her tenth one of the season, tying her for eighth for the all-time single-season scoring list. Her 21 points also puts her in the top-10 on the single-season list for that as well.
This week the women’s soccer team moves on to 13- 3-1 overall and hosts Mora- vian (9-5-1) as their last regular season home game. Game time is at 1 p.m. Bolger and 10 other seniors will be honored as part of the opening ceremony for the game.
“This was a team win and I am so proud of them. This is our first time hosting in the conference tournament and it is a great honor that we are not going to take for granted,” head coach Nick Hoover said.