Cambrie Arboreen scored the Rams’ final goal. (Photo courtesy of Fordham)
Led by goals from Ryann Lucas, Kristen Cocozza, and Cambrie Arboreen, the Fordham University women gave their soccer alumni in attendance plenty to cheer about, posting a 3-1 Atlantic 10 win over the University of Rhode Island at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx, N.Y. on Sunday.
Fordham improved to 4-7-1 overall, 3-1-1 in the conference, while Rhode Island fell to 1-7-6, 0-3-3 in the league.
Lucas broke a scoreless tie in the final minute of the opening half. She made a run and took a blast from 25 yards that found the top right corner of the net for her first goal as a Ram.
The Rams made it 2-0 in the 55th minute on another fine individual effort. Cocozza dribbled around defender and lobbing a 28-yard shot into the top right corner of the goal for her third goal of the campaign.
Rhode Island cut the Fordham lead in half in the 79th minute, as Brooke Cavino took a shot that was stopped by Fordham’s Kyla King. The rebound, however, went right to Tali O’Leary, who tapped in her second goal of the season.
Fordham closed out the game in the 87th minute with an insurance goal. Olivia Redden booted a long ball free kick from deep in the defensive zone. It bounced ahead and found Arboreen, who chipped a shot over the keeper for her first career goal.
The Rams will host LaSalle University next Sunday at 1 p.m.