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Late goal pays off for women's soccer vs. Big Red

The women's soccer team pulled out another dramatic victory Sunday, securing a 1-0 shutout victory over Cornell with a late goal at Berman Field. 

Sylvia Stone '11 was the hero for the Bears (5-7-1, 2-3-0 Ivy League), scoring the lone goal of the match with less than six minutes remaining.

Teammate Gina Walker '11 had the initial opportunity, but her shot rocketed off a Big Red defender. Stone took advantage of the fortuitous bounce and struck a low shot past the diving effort of Big Red goalie Megan Bartlett. 

Stone's strike turned out to be the final shot of the game, ensuring a hard-fought victory for Bruno. The Bears outshot Cornell (1-11-1, 0-5-0 Ivy League) 9-2 in the second half but had only troubled Bartlett into making one save before the decisive blast in the 85th minute.  

With the win, the Bears sent the Big Red to their fifth straight Ivy League defeat and crept closer to a .500 conference mark on the year. 

The Bears have two Ivy League matchups — including one at conference-leading Yale — remaining on their schedule, and Head Coach Phil Pincince said he is focused on ending the season on a strong note. 

"We just have to continue to play good soccer at the end of the year," he said. "A lot of teams burn out at the end of the season, but I think we still have our best soccer yet to be played."



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