Fordham women celebrate their third goal. (Photo courtesy of the Fordham SID)
BRONX, N.Y. – The Fordham University women capped off a memorable weekend at home, recording a 4-0 Atlantic 10 victory over George Washington University at Jack Coffey Field.
The Rams (5-5, 2-0), who began the season with four consecutive losses, defeated the University of Richmond, 1-0, here Friday. They have won five of their past six matches. The Colonials fell to 5-4-1 overall, 1-1 in the league.
The scoring started in the 16th minute, when Clara Gastaldi was pulled down from behind in the box as a penalty kick was awarded a penalty kick. Brooke Salmon converted to the bottom right corner of the net for her first goal this season.
George Washington got a one-timer from Maria Pareja, but the shot went right to goalkeeper Kelly LaMorte, who made the save.
The Rams made it 2-0 in the 59th minute. Morgan Busacca headed the ball up to Amanda Miller near the top of the box. The goalkeeper and a defender converged on Miller, who deflected the ball away for a shot into an open net for her first goal this season.
Fordham added a third goal in the 69th minute. Milan Bornstein played the ball up the right side for Miller. Miller sent a cross into the box for Margaret Roughley, who slid the ball past the keeper into the lower right corner for her third of the year.
Roughley wasn’t done as she knocked in her second goal in the 74th minute off a cross from Maura Holst for her first career multi-goal game. The four-goal outburst for the Rams was the first since netting five scores against The Citadel in 2015.
LaMorte finished with three saves to record her fourth consecutive shutout and fifth shutout overall.
Fordham will travel to Davidson College Thursday at 7 p.m.