The Yellowjackets were unable to find a foothold this weekend, suffering two losses in their first two games on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 in the College of New Jersey Classic, which includes teams from Johns Hopkins University, UR, TCNJ and Skidmore College. UR first faced off against TCNJ while Johns Hopkins and Skidmore met on the first day. A single goal was all TCNJ needed, holding off the ’Jackets in a 1-0 victory. The goal was conceded in the 13th minute of play when TCNJ forward Katie Lindacher stole an attempted clearance. Senior goalkeeper Bridget Lang rushed out and tried to stop the break, but Lindacher chipped the ball past her and then finished into the empty net. Two goal line clearances helped keep UR in the game, but the offense never got going, only forcing TCNJ goalkeeper Kendra Griffith to make one save.
Looking to rebound from their Friday loss against TCNJ, the ’Jackets faced the No. 3 team in the nation, Johns Hopkins, on Saturday. UR was able to hold off the Blue Jays until the 64th minute even though they were only playing with 10 women as a result of a red card to defender Katie Sappio in the 26th minute. Two quick goals in the 64th and 67th minute by the Blue Jays’ forward Hannah Kronick and midfielder Sydney Teng were enough to sink the ’Jackets; Kronick went on to lead the Blue Jays with a hat-trick handing UR a 4-0 loss.
Still in search of their first win of the season, UR hopes to excel this weekend in the Fredonia Clarion Classic. They play host SUNY Fredonia away on Friday, Sept. 7 and then take on SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, Sept. 8. Last season, UR bested Fredonia 1-0.The ’Jackets first home game is Wednesday, Sept. 13th against Rochester Institute of Technology — a highly anticipated fixture.
Gauthier is a member of the class of 2014.