Cranny Saves Nine Shots, But Queens Falls at Roberts Wesleyan

Cranny Saves Nine Shots, But Queens Falls at Roberts Wesleyan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senior goalkeeper Nicole Cranny made nine saves in net, but the offense was kept silent, as the Queens College women's soccer team fell at Roberts Wesleyan, 1-0, in East Coast Conference (ECC) play Saturday.

Queens drops to 2-9-2 (0-5-1 ECC) with the defeat, while Roberts Wesleyan improves to 2-10-1 (1-5 ECC) with the win.

Senior Erin Vernillo and freshman Sarafina Smith combined to take six shots, including three shots on goal for the Knights. Meanwhile, junior Adriana Mendrinos took two shots, with one on goal.

Israela Groves scored a goal, and Taylor Fletcher added an assist for Roberts Wesleyan. Goalkeeper Kelsey Brinkel (2-10-1) saved a combined seven shots.

Roberts Wesleyan quickly took a one-goal lead early in the matchup, when Groves scored her second goal of the season off a free kick from Fletcher at the 6:19 mark in the first half.

Queens would try to even the score before the break, but the Knights' three shots on goal were stopped by Brinkel. After giving up the early goal, Cranny was stout in net, stopping all eight shots sent her way in the second half. The Knights had a handful of chances late in the second half, but Brinkel saved all four of Queens' shots on goal in the half to secure the win for the Redhawks.

Queens will play at home this Wednesday, Oct. 18, taking on Daemen College at 1 p.m. The team will lace up for their "Pink Game" in support of breast cancer awareness.