Chestnut Hill, MA – The Pine Manor Gators saw their modest two game winning streak come to an end at the hand of Nichols College on Thursday afternoon.
Junior Taylor Souza (New Bedford, Mass.) scored a pair of goals as the Nichols College women's soccer team defeated Pine Manor 3-0 in non-conference action.
The Bison commanded the game – outshooting the Gators 26-1 for the game including 15-1 in the second half. The shot total is more shots than the four games prior to the Bison's pair of wins combined (24).
Senior Christina Barrows (Carver, Mass.) got the scoring started for the Bison in this one when she connected on a goal at 28:36. The Bison carried that 1-0 lead into the half.
In the second half, Souza scored two goals within a span of 20 seconds to give the Bison a three goal lead – their first three goal lead since September 5th of last season against Mount Holyoke.
Souza paced the Bison with eight shots while senior Elizabeth Anderson provided the only shot for the Gators in the game.
Sophomore Brooke Downey didn't have to make a save as she picked up her second win of the season and second shutout of her career. Sophomore Jesta Gilmore stopped a season-best nine saves in the loss.
The Gators are on a long break as they won't play again until October 17th at Suffolk beginning at 7:00pm.