Women’s Soccer Victorious Over George Mason

Women’s Soccer continues to string together solid outings in conference play.


Women’s Soccer has slowly improved as league play heats up. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Over the past week, the Fordham women’s soccer team continued their Atlantic 10 conference play as they went on the road to face George Mason University. Fordham didn’t get off to a great start and conceded a goal within five minutes, giving the hosts the lead. George Mason had a corner with Milan Pierre-Jerome whipping the ball into the box, finding the head of Zoe Vidaurre who put the ball into the back of the net to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead.

Fordham found an equalizer in the 31st minute courtesy of junior defender Marissa Krenn. Krenn went on a long run from her position and took a shot from 20 yards that went into the top left corner of the George Mason goal. This not only leveled the score at 1-1, but it was also Krenn’s first goal of her career. The teams then went into the halftime break tied at one with still a lot to play for.

As the second half started, the score remained level as neither team was able to find the breakthrough goal. However, in the 62nd minute, Fordham grabbed the lead courtesy of freshman forward Natalie Velde. The goal started with sophomore midfielder Ryann Lucas who played a cross to senior forward Kristen Cocozza. Cocozza then passed it to Velde, who put the ball into the back of the net to give the Rams the lead and score her team-leading third goal of the season. Fordham then defended for the following 28 minutes to hold onto the lead for a 2-1 win on the road. Junior goalkeeper Maria O’Sullivan had two saves for the Rams to secure the win.

With this result, Fordham’s overall record is 3-6-1 while improving their Atlantic 10 conference record to 2-0-1. The Rams will play two A-10 conference games this week. The first one has them traveling on the road to visit St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this Thursday night at 7 p.m.. Then, the Rams return home on Sunday for Alumni Day as they host Rhode Island at 1 p.m.. Both of these matches can be viewed on ESPN+.